Flight grounded as Champagne cork hits ceiling

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London: An air stewardess who released a champagne cork into a plane’s ceiling inadvertently caused a seven hour delay for passengers after the aircraft was forced to ground, according to reports.

The flight from Britain to Turkey had to be diverted after a hard-hitting cork damaged the ceiling and caused oxygen masks to drop around the ears of startled passengers at the back of the plane.

Grounding off-route in Milan, the easyJet flight left many passengers frustrated by the serious impact of an apparently tiny object.

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“All that hassle, delay and money wasted by easyJet – all over a champagne cork,” one passenger told The Sun. “No one on the flight could believe it and people I have spoken to have found it hilarious.”

The passengers were meant to reach their destination at 10.30pm but did not arrive in Dalaman in Turkey until 5.30am the next day. The airline confirmed the delay and apologised for the delay.