Drunken stags arrested after fighting on ‘nightmare’ flight from Manchester Airport


Three members of a rowdy stag do party were kicked off a plane by Spanish police after fighting on a Ryanair flight to Majorca.

According to reports, the group began brawling on the early morning service from Manchester Airport to Palma, during take off at around 6.20am on Thursday morning.

A fellow passenger said the group, made up of about 15 men, were drinking bottles of wine and Jägermeister before they set off.

She said members of the group began swearing at each other and being abusive, delaying take-off.

One of the stags reportedly took off his trousers, stripping down to a ‘tiny pair of boxers’, while another put his hand through the overhead panel above the seat.

Three men were arrested by police in Spain after reportedly fighting on a Ryanair plane

The passenger, who asked not to be named, said: “It was a nightmare from start to finish – it was stressful. I’m a nervous flyer and there were kids on-board. The flight was delayed by about 20 minutes. They wouldn’t sit down before take off.

“As the flight went on, it was just a nightmare. They were messing about, fighting and drinking their own alcohol. They were swearing at each other and fighting, slapping each other.

“They were drinking bottles of their own wine and Jäger. People were complaining, there were kids on the plane.

“When they all started fighting in the middle, I ended up having to move to the front.

“Nobody could get a drink, staff couldn’t get a trolley through. What can you do if they are being that aggressive?”

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The fight allegedly broke out on a Ryanair flight to Palma (Photo: Andrew Stuart)

Cabin crew called police at Palma ahead of landing to ask for assistance, a Ryanair spokesman confirmed.

They said that three men were then detained by officers.

He added: “The crew of this flight from Manchester to Palma [on May 18] called ahead to request police assistance after three passengers became disruptive in-flight.

“The aircraft landed normally and local police removed and detained these customers upon arrival into Palma.

“The safety and comfort of our customers, crew and aircraft is our number one priority and we will not tolerate unruly or disruptive behaviour at any time. This is now a matter for local police.”

The M.E.N. has contacted police in Spain for a response.

[via manchestereveningnews]

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