A passenger on a Ryanair plane was arrested after he opened the emergency exit and climbed onto the wing of the aircraft.
A Ryanair spokesperson confirmed the “security breach” occurred after landing at Malaga airport, Spain, on Jan. 1.
“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,” the spokesperson continued.
Per the BBC, the incident occurred after passengers had been kept on board the plane for 30 minutes after landing due to an earlier delay. The passenger in question reportedly forced open the plane’s emergency exit and made his way onto the wing, where he had to be talked down from.
The Daily Mail spoke to several passengers on board at the time, one of whom says the man was suffering from an asthma attack and needed some air. “It seems nobody noticed that the man who decided to exit the plane was suffering from asthma,” Raj Mistry told the Mail.
“He needed air, hence he decided to exit the plane but Civil Guards didn’t want to listen to what he had to say,” Mistry said. “I was talking to him throughout the flight and there was a few times he was using his inhaler. He also took medication just before the flight took off.”
The man was subsequently arrested by airport security and the incident is being dealt with by the Spanish authorities.
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