Northern Ireland

Two Derry men charged with air rage on Ryanair flight

Two Londonderry men have been charged with threatening and abusing an airline crew on a flight to Derry City Airport.

John Patrick Johnston, 32, from Carnhill, and Paul Daniel McIntyre, 31, from Ederowen Park, faced three charges at Londonderry Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.

They are alleged to have been drunk and abused cabin crew on a Ryanair flight from Stansted to Derry on 16 August.

Both men were released on their own bail to reappear in November.

A condition of the men's release is that they cannot fly on any commercial airline.

But Mr Johnston's solicitor said his client intended to appeal the restriction because he hopes to visit friends in London.

However, Paddy MacDermott stressed his client was not intending to fly with Ryanair.