AN IMPATIENT passenger shocked fellow travellers when he forced his way out of a plane’s emergency exit after getting fed-up waiting to disembark.
The man, reported to be 57-year-old Polish national Romuald Graczyk, was perched on the wing of the Ryanair aircraft as it sat on the runway at Malaga airport.
He remembered his hand luggage but was eventually talked into getting back on board by anxious ground staff worried he was going to jump. He was held until he was arrested by local police.
Mr Graczyk allegedly became frustrated after the plane had been delayed by almost an hour leaving Stansted on New Year’s Day. When the flight arrived in Malaga at 11pm passengers were reportedly kept waiting for another 30 minutes with no information.
Passenger Fernando Del Valle Villalobos told the Mail Online: ‘This man decided he wasn’t going to wait any longer.
‘He activated the emergency door and left, saying, “I’m going via the wing”. It was surreal.’
Mr Del Valle Villalobos added: ‘He was sat on the wing for quite a while until the crew managed to get him back inside.’
Ryanair said: ‘This airport security breach occurred after landing in Malaga airport on 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.’
Mr Graczyk, who could face a hefty fine, is said to have lived in a £140-a-week homeless hostel in the Spanish resort until recently.