A loud protest when inflight liquor sales were cut off caused a pilot headed for John Wayne Airport to make an unscheduled stop to remove 37 unruly New York Giants boosters, authorities said Friday.
The group was kicked off the plane after the pilot landed in Las Vegas Thursday. FBI agents arrested one man who allegedly threatened to strike a flight attendant unless more liquor was served.
Northwest Airlines spokesman Bob Gibbons said the group, called Farrell's Sports Club of Brooklyn, was traveling to Orange County to attend Sunday's Giants-Rams game at Anaheim Stadium.
Gibbons said the flight made a scheduled stop in Minneapolis Thursday morning, but as the pilot was taxiing for takeoff, the group became so rowdy that that he stopped the plane and walked back into the cabin to warn them to behave.