BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, June 11 (UPI) -- A judge in Barbados fined three members of a family from England for sparking a fistfight on a flight from London to the Caribbean island, court officials said.
Martin and Zoe King and her 76-year-old father Derek Edmonds pleaded guilty in Bridgetown Friday to starting the brawl about 6 hours into the 8-hour flight a day earlier, The Daily Telegraph reported.
The trio acknowledged in court they had been drinking throughout the Virgin Atlantic flight while celebrating the woman's birthday.
A Danish family complained to flight attendants about the noise and the British family began throwing punches and hot coffee at them, the court heard.
It took flight attendants almost an hour to get everyone seated near the back of the plane. The pilot then banned everyone from leaving their seats and radioed ahead asking police to meet the aircraft, the report said.
The judge spared the British family jail time, but imposed a $3,700 fine.
Virgin Atlantic also revoked their return flight and told them they should find a different way home, the Telegraph said.