BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - News 4 has confirmed with NFTA officials that Team Russia, fresh off its comeback to win the gold at the World Junior Hockey Championships Wednesday night, was removed from its Delta Airline flight Thursday morning at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.
The following is a statement from Delta Airlines spokeswoman Susan Elliott:
"The crew of flight 1266 opted to deny boarding to 30 passengers displaying unruly behavior to ensure the safe operation of the flight. These passengers will be rebooked on a future flight."
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When News 4 asked Delta if the passengers were intoxicated the spokeswoman responded, "I can't confirm that because we don't do drug and alcohol tests on our passengers."
The flight took off without the team 12 minutes behind schedule, and landed in Atlanta 16 minutes late.
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