Flight diverted because a passenger wanted more and more bags of nuts

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Finally he become aggressive and this fact alarmed the pilot. The 282 passengers had to wait almost 24 hours to take off again because getting under way immediately would have broken the crew’s legal flying hours limit. They had an unpleasant experience because almost all the passengers had to sleep on the terminal floor because there were no hotel rooms found for them. Jeremiah Mathis Thede, from The Alameda in Berkeley, California, the man who had such strange behavior, appeared at Coleraine Magistrates’ Court on Monday charged with endangering the safety of the aircraft, disruptive behavior on board and common assault against a stewardess. The supplementary cost for the airline due to this incident was estimated at £350,000. The defendant was remanded in custody to appear before magistrates’ next week.

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