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Old 12-13-2002, 03:07 PM   #1
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Passenger jet diverted after fans 'riot'

Passenger jet diverted after fans 'riot'

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A passenger jet carrying Celtic football fans has been diverted after the pilot sent out a mayday call following a major disturbance on board.

Aviation sources say the crew described the scene on the Boeing 737 as a "riot" and at one point the RAF was alerted and scrambled two helicopters.

The jet with 148 passengers on board and six crew was diverted to Cardiff while on route from Santiago in northern Spain to Glasgow.
Wow, the RAF, they must have been really woried about a bunch of drunk soccer fans.
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Six arrested after plane 'riot'

Six arrested after plane 'riot'

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Six Celtic fans have been arrested following trouble on a plane, which led to an emergency landing at Cardiff airport.

The violence - described as a "riot" by the air crew - broke out on a charter Boeing 737 returning 148 fans to Glasgow from northern Spain, after the team's Uefa Cup game against Celta Vigo.

Some fans have complained the pilot over-reacted, but aviation officials and the police said the incident had been "serious".
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