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'Drunk' stewardess causes 6hr delay

26 January 2009 08:40

'Drunk' stewardess causes 6hr delay

Around 140 holidaymakers were subjected to a six hour delay over the weekend, while an air hostess was arrested on suspicion of being drunk.

The 24-year-old BMI stewardess, who was reported by fellow crew members, then had to wait until police breathalysed her and then made the arrest, reports the Metro.

Passengers who were meant to fly between Aberdeen and Faro in Portugal at 09:00 BST were made to wait until 15:30 BST.

In a statement, BMI confirmed that the cabin crew member was arrested and added: "It was unfortunate that passengers were subjected to a lengthy delay."

The incident follows news last week that a pilot was forced to make an emergency stop in Germany after two female passengers tried to open a cabin door at 9,0000 m (30,000 ft) while they were drunk.

Both women, who told the Manchester Evening News they were innocent, were forced to stay overnight in Frankfurt and pay over £1,000 for additional flights home.ADNFCR-1320-ID-18715576-ADNFCR