Ryanair flight to Tenerife lands in Spain because of disruptive passenger


  • Canarian Weekly
  • 05-07-2024
  • Travel
  • Photo Credit: CW
Ryanair flight to Tenerife lands in Spain because of disruptive passenger

A Ryanair flight to Tenerife was diverted last night as a result of a "disruptive" passenger, landing in mainland Spain so that police could board the plane and remove the culprit from the flight.

Flight FR4346 took off from Liverpool airport at 3:50pm to head to Tenerife, but was forced to make a diversion and emergency landing after crew called for police support due to the disruptive holidaymaker.

According to Spanish air traffic controllers, officers met the plane at Santiago de Compostela, after it landed at 8:00pm. Posting on X (formerly Twitter), they confirmed: "The crew of a flight from Liverpool to Tenerife south have contacted us about a conflictive passenger on board and have had to divert to Santiago de Compostela."

Upon landing, the National Police boarded the Ryanair Boeing 737 on the tarmac accompanied by medical personnel. The man causing the disturbance was escorted off the plane by officers, and at 9:18pm the plane was able to take off again and continue its journey to Tenerife in peace.

The rest of the passengers finally arrived at Tenerife South Airport at 1:18am, five hours behind schedule due to the man’s actions and the diversion.

It is not known at this stage whether any arrests have been made.

Ryanair flight to Tenerife lands in Spain because of disruptive passenger

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