Ryanair flight to Tenerife lands in Portugal due to fight on plane

2020/10/18 10:35:39 Written by Canarian Weekly Tenerife

The Ryanair flight, which had departed from Liverpool Airport, bound for Tenerife south, had to be diverted to Lisbon after a passenger became disruptive. The flight, number FR4346, landed in Portugal where it was met by local police, where the passenger was removed.

The airline confirmed that the passenger was removed by police before the flight continued to Tenerife, and a Ryanair spokesperson said: “This flight from Liverpool to Tenerife on Friday October 16th, was diverted to Lisbon after a passenger became disruptive during the flight. The aircraft landed normally and the passenger was removed by police upon arrival, before continuing its journey to Tenerife.”

Passengers on the flight spoke of a ‘blood-spattered’ fight breaking out at the back of the plane with cabin crew rushing to control the man. They managed to diffuse the situation before five Portuguese police officers boarded the plane and escorted him away, accompanied by cheers and applause from the remaining holidaymakers.

A witness onboard the plane said that cabin crew had blood stains on their uniform after the altercation, and Ryanair have said that local police in Portugal are now dealing with the incident.