Ryanair passenger arrested after leaving delayed plane through emergency exit

Ryanair passenger arrested after leaving delayed plane through emergency exit

Ryanair passenger arrested after leaving delayed plane through emergency exit

Updated 4 January 2018, 10:35 AEDT

A fed-up passenger on a Ryanair flight is arrested at a Spanish airport after leaving his plane via the emergency exit while it was delayed on the tarmac.

A fed-up passenger on a Ryanair flight has been arrested at a Spanish airport after leaving his plane via the emergency exit while it was delayed on the tarmac.

Flight FR8164 from London had been delayed by an hour and was then further delayed by half an hour after landing in Malaga, reportedly without explanation from the airline.

Passenger Fernando Del Valle Villalobos captured the incident, which took place on Monday, in a video that showed the man leaving through the emergency exit and walking along the wing with his bag in hand.

Mr Del Valle Villalobos told The Daily Mail the man, reportedly in his 50s, "activated the emergency door and left, saying, 'I'm going via the wing'".

"It was surreal."

But another passenger said the man was suffering from asthma and needed air.

"It seems nobody noticed that the man who decided to exit the plane was suffering from asthma," Raj Mistry told The Daily 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.

"If a plane is at a standstill for over 30 minutes and you have no freedom and a health condition, you are bound to do something."

Ryanair said in a statement: "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."

ABC/Reuters

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