“I’m going via the wing,” shouted the 57-year-old Polish man before escaping from the aircraft with his hand luggage
Delayed flights are nothing anyone would enjoy. But some people can endure less than others, such as an angry passenger who caused a ruckus on a Ryanair flight from London to Malaga on New Year’s Day.
The 57-year-old Polish man reportedly overreacted to his frustration after the plane was delayed by almost an hour in London Stansted and he forced his way out of the aircraft by an emergency exit while the plane was left waiting another 30 minutes to disembark at Malaga Airport.
The passenger opened the emergency door and ended up on the wing with his hand luggage.
After the obvious security breach, the ground staff eventually talked him into getting back on board where he was held inside until local police arrested him.
Fernando Del Valle Villalobos, another passenger on board, described the situation as absurd.
“This man decided he wasn’t going to wait any longer, ” he told Mail Online.
“He activated the emergency door and left, saying: ‘I’m going via the wing’. It was surreal.”
“He was sat on the wing for quite a while until the crew managed to get him back inside,” he added.
A spokesman for Ryanair said: “This airport security breach occurred after landing in Malaga airport on 1 January.
“Malaga airport police immediately arrested the passenger in question and since this was a breach of Spanish safety and security regulations, it is being dealt with by the Spanish authorities.”
Overreacting passengers are nothing new in the world of air travel. Recently, a woman caused an emergency landing when she found out about her husband’s affair; another man diverted a plane by biting his fellow passengers.
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