Passengers broke into an argument while onboard a Ryanair plane after facing hours of delays at London Stansted Airport on February 7.
Sakib Ahmed was on the plane, which was supposed to be on its way to Malaga, Spain, when he recorded video of the altercation between the other passengers. The video was posted to Twitter on February 16 and shows one man yelling at another group of three men, who seemed to be upset about the delays.
The passengers were already delayed by three hours before they boarded the plane, and were then told by the flight crew that they would need to wait longer due to French air traffic control strikes.
Ahmed informed Storyful that the three passengers who are engaging in an argument with another man in the video were drinking alcohol, and once the news of further delays was delivered from the cockpit, tensions rose.
“This caused the plane atmosphere to be a lot more angry, naturally, and those 3 passengers that were intoxicated kept swearing and shouting abuse to the air hostess. Another passenger got angry and kept shouting at them and there were back and forth throughout the flight,” Ahmed told Storyful.
After several hours of frustrating delays, the plane eventually left the tarmac and was on its way to Malaga. “Felt like the longest flight of my life,” Ahmed told Storyful. Credit: Sakib Ahmed via Storyful