Turkish plane drops off drunken passengers in Bosnia
SARAJEVO - Agence France-PresseA plane on a flight from Istanbul to Rome operated by the Turkish firm Pegasus Airlines made an unscheduled stop at Sarajevo on Feb. 25 to evacuate five drunken passengers who had insulted crew members, police said.
"The plane made an unscheduled landing at Sarajevo airport," a border police spokeswoman told AFP.
"Police arrested five passengers, Turkish nationals, who were visibly under the influence of alcohol," spokeswoman Sanela Dujkovic added.
The passengers allegedly insulted the crew, took liquor without permission and refused to pay for it, she said.
Local media reported that fans of Galatasaray, playing Feb. 25 in Rome the 16th final leg of Europa League against Lazio, were on board. However, police could not confirm the information.
After the evacuation the plane continued its flight to Rome. The five passengers will be kept under police surveillance at the airport and returned to Istanbul on Feb. 26, the spokeswoman said.