47 YEAR OLD engineer Alan Wild’s flight to Tenerife was turned into nightmare after a drunken passenger sparked panic after attempting to open the emergency exit mid flight.
Alan, an engineer from Cheshire, reported his story to UK press after the drunken passenger boarded his flight.
“We could hear some commotion going on at the front door…basically this guy got on the plane and was hammered,” he told the press.
Although he was abusive and loud towards the airline staff he was still permitted to board the plane, much to the disbelief of the rest of the passengers.
He sat himself down in the emergency exit seat, and although told to move, he remained seated and the plane took off.
Half an hour into the flight he vomited down himself and all over the aircraft floor. Fellow passengers saw that he had drunk three quarters of a bottle of whisky.
Alan explained that he was terrified that the man would damage the emergency door next to where he was sitting. “He then sat there spitting on the floor and hanging off the emergency exit door. His arms were all over it.
“Everyone was sat there thinking ‘what is going on here’? Everyone was very frightened. Everyone within a 10-seat radius was well aware of the situation. It was awful,” continued Alan.
According to Alan, the cabin crew seemed unfazed by the incident, claiming they have to deal with disruptive passengers all the time.
Ryanair has recently imposed a ban on all duty free booze being taken on board flights with extra security police checks at the gates, however this didn’t seem to stop this man finishing off his purchases before he boarded and taking the remainder onto the flight.