A frustrated Ryanair passenger left a plane via the emergency exit and ended up perched on the wing after his flight was delayed on New Year’s Day.
The man in question, reportedly a 57-year-old Polish national called Victor, told fellow passengers, “I’m going via the wing,” reports the Mail Online.
He pulled the stunt as flight FR8164 sat on the tarmac at Malaga airport; the flight had been delayed by an hour leaving London Stansted and was reportedly left for 30 minutes once it arrived at Malaga at 11pm with no information given as to why passengers could not disembark.
Fellow passenger Fernando Del Valle Villalobos told Mail Online: “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.
“He was sat on the wing for quite a while until the crew managed to get him back inside.
“I don’t know why he did it. He must have just lost it and it was the first thing that came into his head.”
Del Valle Villalobos filmed the incident, during which a man can be overheard saying, “What a f***ing star, he’s off,” in Spanish.
Meanwhile Raj Mistry, who was sitting next to the man on the plane, told Mail Online it might have been because he suffered from asthma.
“It seems nobody noticed that the man who decided to exit the plane was suffering from asthma,” said Mistry.
“He needed air, hence he decided to exit the plane but Civil Guards didn’t want to listen to what he had to say.”
The Polish national, who reportedly lives in Malaga, took a winter coat and his hand luggage with him.
Concerned ground crew managed to talk him back onto the plane, where he was arrested.
A Ryanair spokesperson 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.”
A police source told Mail Online: “We responded to a call from Ryanair staff on flight FR8164 from London saying a man had opened an emergency door and had walked out onto the wing.
“The pilot filed a formal complaint as is standard procedure and handed officers a copy of it.”
The man is expected to be fined for breaching security regulations.