5 Jul, 2022 @ 16:26
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Drunk Belgian arrested after causing chaos on Ryanair flight in Spain

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File photo dated 19/03/20 of a Ryanair flight. Ryanair has warned it expects to post a loss of at least 350 million euros (£294 million) as it narrowed its guidance for the past year. It came as the budget airliner said its passenger numbers "recovered strongly" but were still more than a third below pre-pandemic levels. Issue date: Monday April 4, 2022.

A DRUNK Belgian fed up with delays as he sat on a Ryanair flight ended up with an even longer wait in a cell.

The 46-year-old was arrested after he started hurling insults at fellow passengers as his flight to Malaga sat on the tarmac at Menorca’s Mahon airport as strikes delayed departure.

At one stage he even tried to open the plane’s emergency exit, as well as hitting seats.

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A DRUNK Belgian fed up with delays as he sat on a Ryanair flight ended up with an even longer wait in a cell. Image Cordon Press

When passengers complained, the flight crew tried to calm him down but when he refused to do so they called the police.

Officers arrived and asked him to get off the flight, which he again refused to do – despite earlier having tried to open the exit – and he was arrested for resisting authorities.

Finally,  the flight was cancelled, but it is not clear if the cancellation was because of the incident or because the flight’s delay exceeded several hours.

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Jorge Hinojosa

Jorge Hinojosa Mena was born and bred in Madrid before moving to the UK to study. After an undergraduate degree in Manchester, he completed an MA in International Journalism at City. He has worked in radio and for Spain’s Efe news agency before joining the Olive Press in March 2022. Contact: [email protected]

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