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Drunken German diverts inbound flight

A Condor Boeing 767-300 flying from Frankfurt to Puerto Plata with
263 people on board was only ten minutes in flight when the crew turned to Shannon Airport in Ireland, reporting they had 4 people on board needing to go
back.
Police took one intoxicated man, age 47, from Munich into custody, who has been charged with being intoxicated on board an aircraft.
He pleaded guilty in a court hearing, was fined 100 Euros and was released.
In order to land the plane so early after takeoff, the crew dumped 8 tonnes of fuel.
The airplane resumed the flight after about 100 minutes on the ground and reached Puerto Plata with a delay of 3.5 hours.

From Aviation Herald by Simon Hradecky May 16th 2009 11:08Z

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