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Plane in emergency landing as drunk groom fights with bride


A Delta Air Lines aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing on Grand Cayman island at the weekend, after a drunk groom fought with his wife en-route to their honeymoon.

The unnamed US citizen was escorted off the flight and held in custody on a charge of drunk and disorderly conduct, Royal Cayman Islands Chief Inspector Raymond Christian told Reuters.

The flight was travelling from Atlanta to Costa Rica, but was diverted in the Caymans due to the incident.

The bride remained on-board and continued her journey to Costa Rica after the groom was taken off the flight, officials said.

Delta spokeswoman Lindsay McDuff confirmed that a "disruptive customer" caused crew on-board flight 901 to touch down in Grand Cayman.

"The flight landed without incident and the customer was met by local authorities," she said.

This isn't the first time drunken grooms have hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons. A few weeks ago, groom Jake Brookes was left "devastated" after a minister in Adelaide, Australia refused to marry him because he was intoxicated.

"All I wanted was my woman to feel she was queen of the day, man," the tearful groom told reporters, denying that he had been drunk.

In another incident in Delhi last month, a 23-year-old woman called off her wedding after the groom turned up drunk for the marriage ceremony.

"After watching him in an inebriated condition during the ceremony, the girl refused to marry him," said a police officer who was called to the scene by the bride's family.

And in a show of spectacularly bad judgement, a drunk groom in Feldkirch, Austria was caught cheating on his bride during the wedding reception in June 2012. Unsurprisingly, the bride's friends called a halt to the party and sent the guests home.

But grooms aren't the only culprits when it comes to bad behaviour at weddings. In December 2012, a 32-year-old bride spent her wedding night in jail in Bromley, south east London, after becoming involved in a 12-man brawl that erupted during the wedding reception. She was cautioned for affray.

Words: Anna Brech, Photos: Rex Features



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