- A passenger took the emergency exit off his flight at Malaga Airport, Spain.
- The trip from London had been held up on arrival.
- After half an hour, the man left via the emergency exit.
- He was later arrested on charges of breaking aviation law.
- One report said he went outside because he “needed air” during a medical episode.
A passenger on a Ryanair flight to Spain lost patience with after his plane was held up on the tarmac, and climbed out onto the wing via the emergency exit.
The man, who has not been named, was filmed climbing outside of the cabin after flying from London Stanstead to Malaga airport on New Year’s Day.
Footage posted on social media, and reproduced by Spanish newspaper Malaga Hoy, showed the man standing on the wing of the plane.
According to Fernando Del Valle Villalobos, who recorded the footage, the flight had set off late, only for passengers to then be stuck on the tarmac after it landed for more than half an hour.
Eventually, the passenger decided to leave under his own steam, opened the door and climbed out, according to Malaga Hoy. A video of the incident is below:
He is said to have stayed on the wing a while, gone back inside to fetch his backpack, before finally returning into the cabin and leaving the regular way.
According to MailOnline, a passenger sat next to the man said he suffering an asthma attack and went outside because he “needed air.”
The incident caused an additional 40-minute delay for his fellow passengers, the newspaper reported. He was then arrested for allegedly breaking Spanish aviation law.
A statement from 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 regulation, it is being dealt with by the Spanish authorities.”
Business Insider Emails & Alerts
Site highlights each day to your inbox.