A RYANAIR PASSENGER shocked fellow travellers when he forced his way out of the emergency exit of the plane after getting fed up with waiting to disembark following a flight from the UK to Spain.
The man, reportedly a 57-year-old Polish national, ended up perching on the wing of flight FR8164 with his hand luggage as the plane sat on the tarmac at Malaga airport shortly after landing.
The plane is said to have been sat on the tarmac for about an hour after it landed in Spain before the man opened the door.
He was eventually talked into getting back on board by ground staff and held until he was arrested by local Civil Guard officers.
Passengers were then reportedly left waiting another 30 minutes to disembark when they arrived at around 11pm.
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.”
Del Valle Villalobos added: “He was sat on the wing for quite a while until the crew managed to get him back inside.”
While on the wing of the plane there appeared to be a member of ground crew with a ladder who was telling him to get back onto the plane.
Raj Mistry, who sat next to the man on the plane, told MailOnline: ‘It seems nobody noticed that the man who decided to exit the plan was suffering from asthma. ‘He needed air, hence he decided to exit the plane but Civil Guards didn’t want to listen to what he had to say. ‘I was talking to him throughout the flight and there was a few times he was using his inhaler. He also took medication just before the flight took off.
‘When he used his inhaler the second time, I asked him if he is okay, he replied he’s okay, he hates flying and struggles to breathe. ‘He chuckled at one point saying, “If I don’t take [the inhaler] with me, I’ll be in heaven sooner than you know it”.
A spokesman for Ryanair 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.”