Groom grounded as wife goes it alone

A British man on his way to his honeymoon on a Cuba-bound flight instead found himself grounded in Bermuda after drunkenly threatening the flight crew, with his wife continuing on to Cuba without him, authorities in Bermuda said.

Mohammed Khelya, from ,Lancashire, had been drinking from a bottle of duty-free vodka before quarreling with his wife when he was taken in handcuffs to the rear of the aircraft, forcing its unscheduled landing, prosecutors said.

Appearing on Tuesday at a court in Hamilton, Bermuda’s capital, a contrite Khelya pleaded guilty to being drunk on the aircraft and to threatening flight staff.

“I don’t know how I’m going to forgive myself,” he said in court. Then there’s his wife.“I don’t know how she’s going to forgive me,” he added.

Khelya, 22, and his wife were among 311 passengers on a Thomas Cook flight, from Manchester International Airport.

Several hours into the flight, after his wife changed seats to get away from him, Khelya appealed unsuccessfully to a crew member to see her.

“I’m going to kill you and I’m going to kill everyone after,” Khelya told a crew member, using an expletive, according to prosecutors.

As flight attendants moved Khelya to the back of the plane, he spat at other passengers, compelling crew members to use blankets to protect themsaid.

 


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