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Ryanair flight from Gatwick to Malaga diverted after ‘fist fight in aisle’ | UK News



A Ryanair flight from Glasgow to Malaga had to be diverted after “a full fist fight in the aisle”.

The service, from Glasgow Prestwick airport, was forced to land in Madrid where a disruptive passenger was detained by Spanish police on Thursday evening.

The flight then carried on to the port city of Malaga, on Spain’s southern coast.

A passenger told Glasgow’s Evening Times newspaper: “The fight started when one drunk man started pestering women in a hen party.

“Two men were trading punches in a full fist fight in the aisle. The cabin crew had to ask passengers for help.

“The back of the plane was in absolute chaos. One drunk man was still causing a scene and resisting 20 minutes later.”

Ryanair said in a statement: “The flight from Glasgow Prestwick to Malaga diverted to Madrid and the crew requested police assistance upon arrival after a passenger became disruptive in-flight.

“The aircraft landed normally and police removed and detained an individual before the aircraft continued to Malaga.

“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.”

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