Video shows laughing Britons arguing with families as US cops take them off a plane
This is the moment three British men were removed from a plane by US Federal Police officers on a plane bound for Manchester from Mexico after it was forced into an unplanned landing over their alleged disruptive behaviour.
Six armed officers boarded the TUI plane from Cancun shortly after it was forced to land at Bangor International Airport, Maine, Monday night after it was said the men verbally and physically abused passengers and crew.
In the video, filmed by a passenger, the first man, carrying a black holdall and a red plastic bag, walks down the aisle laughing as police take him away, followed by his buddy who pushes past an officer.
The two then get into a verbal altercation with passengers, with one yelling, “Get out.” One of the men responds by yelling, “F**got.” A third man dressed in black quietly exits the plane, followed by the US police.
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In exclusive footage made available to MailOnline, three British men are seen being pulled off a plane by US federal officers as it flew from Mexico to Manchester. The planes had to make an unplanned landing in the United States because of their allegedly disruptive behavior. Damien Jake Murphy (left) was arrested and charged along with Anthony Joseph James Kirby (centre). The third man (seen on the right at the back of the plane) was not arrested
Pictured: Damien Jake Murphy (left) and Anthony Joseph James Kirby (right), both 36 and from Manchester, were arrested by US officials and charged with federal crimes. If convicted, they face up to 20 years in prison
US prosecutors revealed two men were arrested and named them Anthony Joseph James Kirby and Damien Jake Murphy, both 36, of Manchester.
Kirby and Murphy have been charged with federal felonies and could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted. The third man, whose name was not released, has not been charged.
According to an FBI affidavit, their behavior escalated as the plane flew over US airspace.
Alcohol was denied to the men by flight crew, but one of the men reportedly grabbed a bottle from his carry-on so they could continue drinking.
They are also accused of allegedly making racist remarks about the flight crew and passengers while filming the interactions and assaulting a flight crew member who was trying to calm them down.
Pictured: Damien Jake Murphy (seen in a blue top) carries his belongings as he is removed from the plane by US officials
Pictured: Anthony Joseph James Kirby is shown rushing past one of the US officers as he is being removed from the plane
A third man, whose name was not released, was also taken off the flight. He has not been arrested or charged by US authorities. He can be seen on the left in the back of the plane removing his belongings and on the right as he is being removed by US officers
Shortly after the plane unexpectedly stopped, one of the arrested men was accused of getting into a fist fight with a passenger.
A holidaymaker who was on the plane told MailOnline: “Shortly after take off there was total chaos on the plane. It was obvious these guys were dead drunk and looking for trouble.
“As the plane landed in Maine, one of the men slapped another passenger in the face and yelled, ‘You fat Scouse-C**t’.”
He added: “These men didn’t care about anyone, they cursed young families and were an absolute disgrace. It ruined a great vacation for many people, but we were elated when the US police threw them off the plane. I hope they get what they deserve.”
Caroline Farbridge, 56, who was on a two-week vacation in Cancun, said: “Passengers clapped and cheered as US police came on board because we were so desperate to get these men out.
“They have behaved really despicably. They were drunk before they got on the plane, one of them was so paralyzed he could barely walk. I could tell they were going to cause trouble and that they just wanted to cause trouble for everyone around them.’
She added: “It was quite a horrifying, terrifying experience and I don’t understand why the airline allowed these men on board in the intoxicated state they were in.”
After the men were thrown from the plane, two FBI officers boarded and took testimonies from other passengers before the plane was allowed to continue its journey to Manchester, where it was about four hours late.
Anthony Joseph James Kirby, one of the three men who were thrown from the plane, poses for a photo after appearing to have competed in an ‘Ironman’ triathlon. He was arrested by US officials for causing a disruption on the flight and charged
Pictured: Anthony Joseph James Kirby poses with an unnamed woman
The plane was diverted to Bangor International Airport in Maine (Picture, file photo)
Ms Farbridge, who was on holiday with her daughter, revealed the captain had made several announcements urging the men to stop drinking and behave themselves or else he would be forced to land the plane.
She added: “About an hour after the plane took off from Mexico, all that was heard was shouts and roars coming from the back of the plane and it never stopped. These men were a nuisance, they should hang their heads in shame.
‘The captain gave them plenty of warning, so they blamed themselves. I hope that they are locked up for a long time. The entire crew behaved very professionally and the captain did absolutely the right thing in landing the plane to let these men off.”
Kirby and Murphy were both charged with interfering with the flight crew and assault. The charges fell under a special aircraft jurisdiction in the United States.
They made their first appearance in federal court in Bangor on Tuesday and face up to 20 years in prison and fines of more than £200,000 if found guilty.
Both were remanded in custody after a judge agreed with the US Attorney’s Office in Maine that they should be detained pending resolution of their cases because they both live out of the country.
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