Two men were filmed fighting on-board a Ryanair flight. Picture: Ben Wardrop
Two men were filmed fighting on-board a Ryanair flight. Picture: Ben Wardrop

‘Nose bitten’ in horror mid-air brawl

This is the moment a Ryanair passenger's "nose was bitten" and left bloodied in a mid-air brawl on a flight to Tenerife.

A fellow travel has described how the man's "face was a mess" after a fight broke out on the plane from Glasgow over a woman not wearing any shoes.

The vicious brawl erupted on a plane heading to Tenerife South Airport from Glasgow Prestwick, The Sun reported.

A 30-second clip showed passengers screaming "oh my God" while cabin crew desperately tried to break up the fight.

Moments later, one man can be seen with blood covering his face as he is led down the aisle by staff.

One witness, who didn't want to be named, described how she tried to help.

"I was beside the man who had his nose bitten and his face was a mess," the witness said.

"I was covered in his blood, it was on my hands but I didn't care, I just wanted to help him.

"I gave him some wet wipes to clean up but there was blood everywhere.

"It's a real shame as he was trying to keep the peace when it all happened."

The witness said "one guy" had been causing problems for most of the flight.

"The man who was bitten was trying to stop him from heading up the plane when it all kicked off," she said.

Cabin crew tried to break up the fight. Picture: Ben Wardrop
Cabin crew tried to break up the fight. Picture: Ben Wardrop

The witness claims that the troublesome passenger was "drunk" and that problems had started earlier in the flight from Prestwick, Scotland.

She said it all started from one incident near the toilets.

"There was one woman who went to the toilets and she wasn't wearing any shoes," she said.

"This guy asked her why she was in her socks and she explained it was because she was on the plane.

"He said that somebody could stand on her toes and that he would stand on her.

Cabin crew tried to break up the fight. Picture: Ben Wardrop
Cabin crew tried to break up the fight. Picture: Ben Wardrop

"She dismissed him and when she went back to her seat he was up in his and was mouthing things at them - saying 'I'll rip you in Tenerife' and things like that.

"He was like that for the majority of the flight and then it all kicked off at the end."

Families, including a young boy, witnessed horror bust-up, with terrified yells of "gonna stop this" heard off-screen.

Ryanair confirmed that two people had been detained by police.

One man was left covered in blood with passengers reporting he had his nose bitten. Picture: Ben Wardrop
One man was left covered in blood with passengers reporting he had his nose bitten. Picture: Ben Wardrop

"The crew of this flight from Glasgow Prestwick to Tenerife requested police assistance upon arrival after two passengers became disruptive in-flight," a spokesperson for the airline said.

"The aircraft landed normally and police removed and detained two individuals.

"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."

The matter is also being dealt with by Tenerife South Airport - where the plane landed - and Spanish police.

This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission.


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