British tourists arrested for disrupting flight to appear in court
Saturday 15 December 2012
Three of the 17 drunken British tourists arrested by military police after a flight to Amsterdam from the UK last week will appear in court on Tuesday, the public prosecution department said on Saturday.
The three remain in custody pending the hearing. They are said to have endangered flight safety by being drunk and preventing cabin crew doing their jobs properly.
The other 14 have been charged and fined €750 for their role in disrupting the flight. Four have paid the fine and the rest have not done so. They will have to appear in court in March 2013, the department said.
The group of men and women, aged 19 to 24, were arrested on their arrival at Schiphol airport on Friday afternoon. The name of the airline and flight's origins have not been made public.