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Rowdy passengers force Easyjet plane to divert

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Easyjet was forced to divert a flight from Glasgow to Palma because of rowdy passengers.

The airline said the flight, which left Scotland at 19:20 on Saturday, was redirected to Toulouse "due to the disruptive behaviour of a group of passengers".

The group - believed to be from Aberdeen - was escorted off by police.

The flight then continued to Majorca. Passengers on the return leg to Glasgow were delayed overnight as a result.

In a statement, the budget airline said: "EasyJet can confirm that flight EZY6895 from Glasgow to Palma on 21 May diverted to Toulouse due to the disruptive behaviour of a group of passengers onboard.

"The safety and wellbeing of customers and crew is always our priority and upon landing the passengers were escorted off the aircraft by police. The aircraft then continued to Palma.

"As a result of the diversion the crew were unable to operate the return flight to Glasgow as it would exceed their legal operating hours.

"The flight has been delayed overnight and passengers have been provided with accommodation and meals.

"We would like to apologise to passengers for any inconvenience caused by the diversion."

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