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Young man kicked off flight at Irish airport for being “drunk and abusive”

Young man kicked off flight at Irish airport for being “drunk and abusive”

A YOUNG man was removed from an aircraft at Cork Airport and questioned by Gardaí on suspicion of being drunk and abusive to others.

The man had boarded a flight bound for Spain when cabin crew became concerned about his inebriated condition at lunchtime today.

He became increasingly agitated on the plane and refused all requests to be quiet.

The man also became verbally abusive towards air crew.

It is understood that friends of the man attempted to calm him down without success.

Cork Airport police were notified and the Gardaí were also alerted.

The aircraft, which was still at its terminal stand, was eventually boarded by police after the pilot determined that the man was in no sit state for the near three hour journey.

The man was taken off the plane.

His luggage was later removed from the aircraft and it subsequently departed for Spain.

The man is being questioned at Cork Airport.

It is understood a file on the matter will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) if a formal complaint is received in relation to the man's behaviour on the aircraft.