Dublin-bound Ryanair Flight Diverted After Drunk Passenger Takes Off Top 7 years ago

Dublin-bound Ryanair Flight Diverted After Drunk Passenger Takes Off Top

A Dublin-bound Ryanair flight was forced to divert to Denmark when a drunken passenger stripped off.

The incident happened on board a plane travelling from Riga to Dublin on Tuesday night.

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According to reports this evening, the man began acting erratically and had to be restrained by fellow passengers.

Video footage shows the man in question standing at the back of the plane and flexing his muscles before starting to punch the cabin walls.

This caused a number of passengers to step in and help cabin crew restrain him before the pilot diverted to Denmark's Aarhus Airport.

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Peter Hallstrøm from East Jutland Police told the Daily Mail: “A plane was diverted because of a drunk person, so we had to arrest him.

“He was uneasy on board the aircraft, and the staff could not handle him.”

The policeman also said that the passenger wasn't violent nor did he resist arrest.

When contacted for comment, Robin Kiely, Head of Communications at Ryanair said: "This flight from Riga to Dublin (10 Feb) diverted into Aarhus after a passenger became disruptive in-flight.

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"On arrival, police removed (and detained) this passenger before the aircraft departed to Dublin. We are fully assisting the police with their investigations and the individual has been banned from travelling on our airline.

"We will not tolerate unruly or disruptive behaviour at any time and we sincerely apologised to other customers for any inconvenience caused.

"The safety and comfort of our customers, crew and aircraft is our number one priority".