An easyJet flight from Manchester to Alicante was forced to turn back twice after two separate ‘fights’ broke out onboard the plane.
The U21919 flight was due to depart from Manchester Airport on Thursday afternoon, but was delayed by over three hours as a result of multiple disturbances.
A spokesperson for the airline said that some passengers had been drinking their own alcohol on board and prior to the flight.
The plane was forced to return back to its stand after a group of passengers caused a disturbance.
Passengers faced further disruption after the plane had was stopped from taking off a second time, due to a second group of troublemakers.
Police met the aircraft to remove the passengers before it continued to Alicante.