An impatient Ryanair passenger shocked fellow travelers when he forced his way out of the emergency exit after getting fed up with waiting to disembark his 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.
He was eventually talked into getting back on board by ground staff and held until he was arrested by local police.
The man was said to have been frustrated after the plane was delayed by almost an hour leaving London’s Stansted airport on New Year’s Day. 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.”
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.”