James Bond Film Crew Goes Berserk On Charter Flight

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There won't be any shaking or stirring of martinis on the return flight for the crew of the latest James Bond film, following a reported drunken rampage during a chartered flight to Mexico, according to the Mail on Sunday.

Around 150 stunt men, camera crew and technical workers for the film Spectre were on board an Airbus A330 travelling from STN to MEX for the shooting of an ambitious opening scene based on the annual Day of the Dead festival.

The US Federal Aviation Administration is now investigating claims passengers vomited and urinated in the aisles, smoked cigarettes, abused crew members and even removed a pin securing one of the cabin doors while close to American air space.

The latter incident, if confirmed, could conceivably have put the lives of everyone on board in danger.

A source told the Mail on Sunday: “The behaviour of a handful of crew members got out of hand and made things very unpleasant for their fellow passengers. [Bond production company] Eon has apologized to all the crew members who had to endure this intolerable behaviour."

An Eon spokesperson said: “We are investigating the matter so cannot comment further at this time."

According to the Mail on Sunday, the Airbus A330 had to be professionally cleaned after the journey from Stansted at a cost of more than £1000. The crew will only be allowed to fly home later this week after promises from Eon that no alcohol will be imbibed on board.

None of the cast members for Spectre, which stars Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes and Lea Seydoux, were believed to be on board.

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