How a Crew Filming the New James Bond Film Caused an International Air Incident

A James Bond film crew is in the news for their bad inflight behavior.

Drunken film crew members involved in the latest James Bond movie triggered an international air alert by vomiting, urinating in the aisles and going on a drunken rampage during a flight to Mexico…

The behaviour is said to have included smoking cigarettes in flight and removing a pin securing one of the cabin doors while close to American airspace.

Apparently the crew in question were “[a]round 150 Spectre stunt men, camera crew and technical workers..on board the chartered Airbus A330 travelling from Stansted to Mexico City for the shooting of an ambitious opening scene based on the annual Day of the Dead festival.”

SPECTRE of course is Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion, the criminal syndicate and terrorist organisation featured in Bond films, as well as the title of the upcoming Bond release.

So this could have just been a guerrilla marketing stunt gone wrong, or a SPECTRE plot gone right.

The Hi Fly aircraft charter only agreed to fly the crew back to the UK on the condition that no alcohol would be served inflight.

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