A Ryanair Passenger Took The Emergency Exit

A Ryanair passenger, fed up with waiting to leave a plane in Spain, got in trouble after taking the emergency exit and waiting on the wing. His flight from London had been delayed one hour on departure, and passengers were reportedly kept on board for 30 minutes at Malaga. The man, reportedly a Polish national in his 50s, sat on the wing for some time before being talked back inside. He was later arrested by airport security.

Fellow passenger Fernando del Valle Villalobos, who videoed the incident, said he heard the man say he got fed up waiting. He said the passengers were standing in the aisle waiting to get off the plane when the man "very calmly asked permission to get past, opened the emergency exit, looked out, saw the wing, went back for his back-pack." Later, he said the captain came out and asked the man why he had done it and del Valle heard him say clearly that he was sick of waiting inside. The passengers, except the man in question, were kept a further 15 minutes on the plane before being let off.

Another passenger who spoke with the Mail, however, is claiming that the man was suffering from an asthma attack and said he witnessed him puffing from his inhaler several times throughout the flight. “He told me he suffers from asthma,” said Ryanair passenger Raj Mistry. “He got up all of a sudden and decided to leave. I don't blame him.”

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.”