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Fighting Scandinavians force plane to land

AFP/The Local · 8 May 2011, 10:37

Published: 08 May 2011 10:37 GMT+02:00

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The men, who were in their thirties, were led away from the Norwegian airline plane by the police.

The Boeing 737-800 which came from nearby Oslo continued its flight to Larnaca in Cyprus after nearly 30 minutes, chief detective Kjell Moberg told AFP.

"One of them was particularly agressive and under the influence of alcohol, possibly also a medical drug acccording to what he said," Moberg added. He did not give details about the fight.

A Swedish woman, who was to get married to one of the rowdy passengers, also left the plane, police said.

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"The three men will have to sober up at the police station before they will be released," said the police.

A spokesman for low-cost Norwegian airline confirmed the unscheduled landing in Copenhagen.

AFP/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

11:51 May 8, 2011 by earthfire
And I thought it was only the Scandinavian gods who behaved like this at high altitudes.
13:51 May 8, 2011 by calebian22
An aggressive Swede was drunk? Shocking! Someone took their fist from their pocket.
14:15 May 8, 2011 by occassional
Uuuuuuuu an angry Swede...tremble.
20:59 May 8, 2011 by peno
It is surprising. A lot of Swedes that come to this forum to comment are either far-right or have a dogmatic view about foreigners. Time they grow up
22:15 May 8, 2011 by shaqattac
@Wenddiver The woman in the article is called Sara and her husband is Hampus. They are from Trollhattan, as blond and blue-eyed as they come. All involved were ethnic scandinavian. It all started with Hampus getting really drunk and aggressive, as Swedes are when drunk. Wake up to reality, Swedes do commit crimes too. But then they will be dismissed as junkies or White Trash. While normal educated invandrare are known to commit crimes left, right and centre just for the sake of it.
01:28 May 9, 2011 by MichiganLady
peno - thanks for that observation. it's a relief to hear that the wild extremes of racism, defensiveness and finger-pointing in these comments isn't typical for the average Swede. I'm starting to realized that TheLocal itself is particulary instigative in topics--either socially inflammatory, or irrelevant fluff. sorry! that's what it's starting to feel like around here!

I've read a couple sane folks around here and have started to seek out their comments as refreshingly sane and balanced and, above all, "chilled out".
07:02 May 9, 2011 by farnoxo
Did the fight start out something like "our elks are bigger than your elks" :-)
10:18 May 9, 2011 by cogito
Swedes drunk and aggressive? I'm shocked, shocked.
14:24 May 9, 2011 by EP
Boy, imagine being named Hampus. His parents must have loved him. Maybe he was being bullied on the plane for such a gay sounding name.
16:22 May 9, 2011 by Tanskalainen
A Swede and two Norwegians got on plane. The Swede says " ludefisk tastes like bajkorv.......
18:22 May 9, 2011 by uunbeliever
Drunk Swedes are scary...I was attacked last summer by a drunk Swedish man who tried to get me while lying in the ditch peeing on himself calling me "jävla utländsk jävel" ha ha ha.
19:08 May 9, 2011 by Tanskalainen
Two Norwegians and a Swede get on a plane. One of the Norwegians says "Gee Sven, those sure are nice clogs......"
18:35 May 10, 2011 by JonnyDee
"The three men will have to sober up at the police station before they will be released," said the police. - Amazing, so these idiots cost the airline money, cost time & probably caused a lot of missed flights, etc. And their punishment is "they will have to sober up before they are released."?

No wonder these formerly Utopian nations are becoming criminal playgrounds & are being destroyed from the inside out. I'm not saying to become like the US where you get tased or even shot if you just look at a Cop wrong, but c'mon, how is this any form of punishment!?
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