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Swiss woman angry over champagne refusal ejected from plane

Swiss woman angry over champagne refusal ejected from plane
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Berlin: German police say the pilot of a passenger jet destined for Zurich made an unscheduled stop at Stuttgart airport because a Swiss passenger become aggressive after being denied champagne.

Reutlingen police say crew members were unable to calm the 44-year-old business class passenger, who was angered by their refusal to serve her more sparkling wine on the flight from Moscow yesterday.

Police said in a statement today that the woman, who wasn’t named, was escorted off the Airbus A320 and ordered to pay a security of 5,000 euros.

They said the 43 passengers on board were never in danger, but the total cost involved in the unplanned stopover likely amounted to several tens of thousands of euros.