Shocking moment 'impatient' Ryanair passenger opens emergency exit and climbs over wing after delayed flight from London to Malaga

Tom Powell

This was the shocking moment a Ryanair passenger opened his plane’s emergency exit and climbed out over the wing after a delayed flight from London to Malaga.

Footage of the incident, which has been shared thousands of times online, appears to show the man preparing to jump off the plane’s wing with a bag in his hand.

But he was eventually talked out of jumping by ground staff and climbed back inside the plane, Malaga Hoy reported. The incident led to a further 40-minute delay for all passengers.

Fernando del Valle Villalobos, who captured Monday’s incident on camera, wrote on Facebook: “After leaving London an hour late to arrive in Malaga and be left in the plane for another 30 minutes (without any explanation from Ryanair)… this man decided not to wait any longer.

“He activated the emergency exit saying, ‘I’m going via the wing’. Surreal!”

The man was held by airport security before being arrested by local police. He now faces action from Spanish authorities.

He allegedly became frustrated when the plane was delayed by almost an hour leaving Stansted on New Year's Day, eventually arriving on Spain's Costa del Sol at 11.18pm.

The original video has now been viewed more than 200,000 times.

A Ryanair spokesperson said: “This airport security breach occurred after landing in Malaga airport yesterday (January 1).

"Malaga airport police immediately arrested the passenger in question and since this was a breach of Spanish safety and security regulations, it is being dealt with by the Spanish authorities.”