Posted: 7 November, 2016
Shocking Mid-Air Fight Caught On Camera
The flight had to be diverted
Shocking footage has emerged of an in-flight brawl that caused a plane to be diverted and land almost 1500km away from its destination.
The fight occurred on a Ryanair flight from Brussels to Malta, which was forced to land in Pisa, Italy where the passengers were removed.
The footage shows a number of passengers standing in the aisle and getting physical with one another. It went on for about ten minutes before they were restrained by other passengers.
Brussels to Malta flight - 03/11/2016 Fight on board, diverted to Pisa.
Tommy Engerer, the man who captured the footage, told The Sun, “It was terrifying. The fight went on for so long we thought they might be trying to open the doors and might bring the plane down.”
“It started when an elderly woman moved seats and told me they’d hit her on the head then a huge fight broke out when two Belgian men tried to intervene.
“They were attacking everyone around them and one of the men even slapped a stewardess in the face. It was chaos for about 10 minutes until there was an announcement that the plane was being diverted and passengers managed to restrain them with belts.”
A Ryanair spokesman told The Sun Online, “This flight from Brussels to Malta (3 November) diverted to Pisa after a number of passengers became disruptive in-flight.
“The aircraft landed normally and four passengers were removed and detained by police upon arrival, before the aircraft continued to Malta. We will not tolerate unruly or disruptive behaviour at any time and the safety and comfort of our customers, crew and aircraft is our number one priority.”