A WOMAN has been filmed attacking another female passenger onboard a Ryanair flight after being challenged over her refusal to wear a face mask.
The incident took place during a flight from Ibiza, Spain to Milan in Italy.
In the video, which was first uploaded to YouTube, the woman can be seen attacking another traveller before being forcibly removed from the plane.
Under rules designed to stop the spread of coronavirus, all passengers are required to wear face masks.
In this instance, however, the woman, who is thought to be Italian, refused to wear any kind of face covering and reacted with anger and violence to anyone who challenged her.
During the video, she can be seen attacking others on the plane before being dragged off by the flight crew who then attempted to detain her.
The incident is thought to have occurred on a flight on Wednesday, May 26.
Local media reports indicate the problems began when the woman was asked by other passengers to wear a face mask.
She reacted badly to the request, spitting and issuing verbal insults.
At one point in the clip, she can be seen leaning over the seats in front to yank at another woman’s hair.
Later, several members of the flight crew are seen attempting to remove her from the plane, which had yet to take off.
The woman can be seen repeatedly kicking members of the crew and shouting insults at them. It is not known as to whether she later faced any criminal charges.
According Ryanair’s official guidance for travellers, face masks or coverings are mandatory at all times in the airport and on board all flights.
Refusal to wear a face covering is deemed a health and safety risk.
Only children under six and those with a pre-existing medical condition are exempt.