Thursday 8 December 2016

Watch: Four passengers arrested following violent punch-up on board Ryanair flight

Ian Begley

Published 06/11/2016 | 13:22

The altercation was filmed and uploaded to YouTube
The altercation was filmed and uploaded to YouTube

A violent punch-up on board a Ryanair flight resulted in the arrests of four passengers and the plane being diverted.

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The incident, which was captured on video, occurred on the flight from Brussels to Malta on Thursday night.

Passengers were said to have helped cabin staff restrain the brawlers and an air stewardess was slapped in the face.

A spokesperson from Ryanair told Independent.ie: “This flight from Brussels to Malta (3 Nov) diverted to Pisa after a number of passengers became disruptive inflight.

“The aircraft landed normally and four passengers were removed and detained by police upon arrival, before the aircraft continued to Malta.

“We will not tolerate unruly or disruptive behaviour at any time and the safety and comfort of our customers, crew and aircraft is our number one priority. This is now a matter for local police.”

The spokesperson added that it is important to note there was no emergency landing, as has been misreported elsewhere.

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