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A British Airways flight was diverted because of two boozing passengers.

It happened on a flight from Gatwick to Tunis on New Year's Eve.  The plane was forced to land in Lyon, France.  The two women, aged 43 and 50, were arrested by French police.

The women allegedly tried to storm the cockpit, swore in front of children, refused to return to their seats, and threatened to kill the family of a stewardess, according to The Sun.

The pair then went into the bathroom of the Boeing 737 and started smoking.

They spent New Year's Eve in jail before being flown back to London.

A British Airways spokesperson said that they do not tolerate disruptive behavior.

"Our customers and flying crew deserve a safe and enjoyable flight," they were quoted as saying.

The women may now be banned for life from British Airways.

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