A fight erupted on a Ryanair flight from Glasgow to Tenerife last weekend, an incident so violent that it left the plane’s cabin smeared in blood. Footage of the altercation was captured via social media and is said to be over a barefoot woman. Both men involved were detained upon arrival in Spain.
Two Ryanair passengers were detained on a Tenerife-bound service from Glasgow last Saturday after becoming embroiled in a violent and bloody fight, Sky News reports.
The footage of the incident was filmed and shared on Twitter.
Happy holidays 🥳 pic.twitter.com/wnvilmsKCr
— Ben Wardrop (@wardrop_ben) March 16, 2019
Speaking of the cause of the brawl, passenger Ben Wardrop, who captured the incident, told the news outlet, “It all started over a woman not wearing her shoes on the flight going to the toilet, and a very drunk man pulled her up about it, saying that someone would stand on her toes, then the woman’s boyfriend stepped in and tried to defuse the situation.”
“Once the plane landed and more alcohol was consumed the man and the woman’s boyfriend started arguing, both being very drunk they started to fight, and the man in the video with lots of blood was trying to get the man to calm down and he got hit on the nose,” he added.
Photos of the aftermath of the incident, as shared with the news outlet, show smears of blood on the cabin interior.
Was still blood in the cabin when we got on for the flight home pic.twitter.com/mUpeKoY20Y
— Stephen Griffiths (@sgriff1990) March 16, 2019
A female crew member attempted to intervene to stop the fight and the pair were taken away by local police upon arrival in Spain.
Commenting on the incident, a spokesperson for Ryanair told the news outlet, “The crew of this flight from Glasgow Prestwick to Tenerife requested police assistance upon arrival after two passengers became disruptive in-flight. The aircraft landed normally and police removed and detained two individuals.”
“We will not tolerate unruly or disruptive behavior 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,” they added.
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