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03rd Jan 2018

Ryanair passenger arrested after exiting plane via emergency exit

He couldn't wait for the front doors to open.

“I’m going via the wing.”

A passenger on a Ryanair flight was arrested on January 1 after he disembarked the aircraft through an emergency door and onto the wing.

He was among other passengers who were left waiting on the plane for 30 minutes in Malaga Airport. The flight from London was already delayed by an hour.

The man, who is in his 50s, was heard saying, “I’m going via the wing,” before opening the emergency exit door halfway down the plane and then jumping onto the wing.

He sat there for some time before being convinced to come back on board, where he was arrested.

Commenting on the incident, Ryanair has said, “This airport security breach occurred after landing in Malaga airport on January 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.”

A fellow passenger told The Daily Mail, “This man decided he wasn’t going to wait any longer. He activated the emergency door and left, saying, ‘I’m going via the wing’. It was surreal.”