This is What Can Happen if You Take Your Shoes on an Airplane… Two Men Started Brawling on a Flight From Scotland Because a Woman Let Her Toes Hang Bare…
If you’re a European reading this then you’ll, of course, be familiar with Ryanair. The Irish budget airline is simultaneously amazing and horrible because it opened up the gates to travel for a lot of people – many of whom it just shouldn’t have.
Today’s video takes place on a flight from Scotland to Tenerife in the Canary Islands. Obviously, a couple of gentlemen were a little bit intoxicated, because they were going on vacation. Naturally, they decided to try and spoil everybody else’s on the way because they started slugging it out, as you can see in the clip below.
The best part is that the fight took place because a woman travelling by one of the men on the plane, had taken her shoes off. If you can understand the Scottish accents, then you’re better than we are.
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— Ben Wardrop (@wardrop_ben) March 16, 2019
One of the passengers, Ben Wardrop, explained the situation to Unilad, He explained that it happened midflight, when a woman had her bare feet hanging out in the central aisle. He continued:
“A very drunk man pulled her up about it, saying that someone would stand on her toes, then the woman’s boyfriend stepped in and tried to defuse the situation.
“Once the plane landed and more alcohol was consumed the man and the woman’s boyfriend started arguing, both being very drunk they started to fight, and the man in the video with lots of blood was trying to get the man to calm down and he got hit on the nose.”
However, Wardrop says that the cabin crew were effective in dealing with the situation before it got out of control. One woman was particularly brave in preventing any other passengers from getting caught up in the incident which left one of the two men visibly bloody. He said:
“One of the cabin crew, which was a young woman aged about 24, was caught in the middle of it all and was very scared, but done a good job on defusing the men fighting.
“There was a family with a young boy sitting in front of us that witnessed all of the action. It was a very scary moment as it was very confined and lots of innocent people got involved due to the small space on the plane. Ryanair’s staff handled the situation very well.”
The airline themselves issued an official statement after the plane landed in Tenerife. Ryanair reported:
“The crew of this flight from Glasgow Prestwick to Tenerife requested police assistance upon arrival after two passengers became disruptive in-flight.
“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.”