Emergency landing at St. John's airport leads to arrest for 'unruly' passengers

Two women were arrested at St. John's International Airport Thursday morning.  (CBC - image credit)
Two women were arrested at St. John's International Airport Thursday morning. (CBC - image credit)
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Two women in their 30s are under arrest and facing charges after causing a disturbance on a flight headed to Barcelona.

In a media release, the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said it responded to St. John's International Airport after a report of two unruly passengers on board a flight.

The American Airlines flight departed New York and was travelling to Barcelona before diverting to St. John's. It landed shortly before 1 a.m. NT Thursday morning.

The RNC said a 32-year-old woman and a 33-year-old woman were arrested and removed from the plane in St. John's.

The 32-year-old is charged with mischief, causing a disturbance and two counts of assault. The 33-year-old is charged with mischief and causing a disturbance.

Both are appearing in provincial court Thursday afternoon.

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