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Passengers tackle man trying to open plane door moments before take-off

Passengers tackle man trying to open plane door moments before take-off

On a Ryanair flight from Zadar, Croatia, an unruly customer attempted to open the door of the aircraft before takeoff, which caused panic among the other passengers. Before he could cause any trouble, the unruly traveller was restrained by his fellow travellers. A boxer from the United Kingdom, aged 27, has been identified as the man involved in the incident. A video of the entire incident involving the air traveller was taken and posted on social media.

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In a video posted to TikTok, a man is seen getting up from his seat on a crowded flight, taking off his sunglasses, and making erratic gestures towards other passengers before walking down the aisle.

His continuous screams for “open the door” were noticeable, and he is only silenced when two other passengers tackle him to the ground, as says “get him out” ring around the cabin.

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Additional footage provided by the same TikTok user shows authorities capturing the man on the Zadar airport runway. According to reports, the man resisted arrest and was later brought to the hospital.

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According to a Ryanair representative, “This flight from Zadar to London Stansted (30 June) returned to stand after one customer became disruptive as the aircraft was preparing to take off. Before this flight could continue safely to London Stansted, the passenger was taken from the plane by local authorities.

Local police should now handle this situation. Due to this passenger’s disruptive behaviour, we sincerely apologize to all affected passengers for the disruption caused.

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