A Ryanair flight was forced to turn back to Stansted after a fight broke out between two passengers. A video has captured the moment two men began to fight with witnesses saying it started after one of the passengers stood on the other. The two men were caught shouting at each other on the plane as they were surrounded by other passengers. It also captured one of the men being taken off the plane by armed police who were forced to swarm the cabin after landing.
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The second man was allowed to stay onboard although had to answer questions by the police.
A passenger onboard said there wasn’t an “actual fight” and was mainly threats between the two.
At the end of the video, passengers could be heard cheering and clapping when the situation was resolved.
The flight was forced to turn back to Stansted Airport just 15 minutes into the journey due to the disruption.
Despite taking off at 11:50am to Lisbon, passengers were forced to board a second flight at 2:40pm.
A Ryanair spokesman said in a statement: ”This flight from London Stansted Airport to Lisbon returned to Stansted shortly after take-off after a number of passengers became disruptive inflight.
“The aircraft landed normally and was met by police upon arrival. The aircraft will depart to Lisbon shortly.
“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.
“This is now a matter for local police.”
An Essex police spokesperson told the Mail Online: “After speaking to both individuals, one was removed from the flight and reported for a public order offence.”
It isn’t the first time a passenger has been removed from a Ryanair flight by police.
A “drunk” man who was on a stag do dressed as Tinkerbell was removed from a flight after being disruptive onboard.
According to passengers, he “threatened to cut everyone up” before being led off by armed police at Stansted Airport.
A fight also broke out on the tarmac of Ibiza Airport between two passengers who had departed the Ryanair flight.
One of the passengers was left with a bloody face following the fight before police arrived.