A man has been tagged a ‘have-a-go hero’ after taking down a fellow passenger on the Ryanair journey
A man has been labelled a ‘have-a-go hero’ after taking down a geezer passenger on the Ryanair flight.
Footage captured the shocking moment the man obstruction started out of his seat and placed the disruptive passenger in a chokehold to restrain him.
Dean Whiteside, from Dagenham, Essex, take hold of the video on his phone.
The 26-year-old said the younger man was drunk and had been disruptive for much of the shove off.
He was confronted by a flight attendant when the plane touched down in London Luton at 11pm on June 30.
But the man disallowed to cooperate with cabin crew.
Ryanair: The flight took a dramatic round one it landed at London Luton Airport
Mr Whiteside told The Sun: “He was making a annoyance of himself. Over the course of the flight he was singing loudly with his headphones on.
“It was a news flight, everyone was tired and he was rubbing people up the wrong way.
The stewardess done in about an hour telling him, «You’re going to need to be quiet or I’ll call the protect”.”
When the man began shouting, “Get out of my face,” and trying to push past berth crew, the anonymous ‘hero’ intervened.
The grey-haired man jumped from the aisle, fingers oning the younger man in a chokehold.
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Ryanair: The grey-haired man grabbed the disruptive passenger in a chokehold
Other riders could be heard cheering him on as he locked his arms around the younger man.
The shake up caused the disruptive passenger to be incapacitated, with his arms swinging “go for a rag doll”, according to Mr Whiteside.
Police arrived at Luton Airport to negotiation with the unruly man.
A Ryanair spokesperson said: “The crew of this away from Girona to London Luton requested police assistance upon traveller after a passenger became disruptive inflight.
“The aircraft landed normally and the voyager was met by police.
Ryanair: The disruptive passenger was tackled to the ground as his limbs take it on the lamed around
Ryanair passengers looked on in horror as the incident be disclosed
“We will not tolerate unruly or disruptive behaviour at any time and the safety and hearten of our customers, crew and aircraft is our number one priority. This is now a matter for neighbourhood police.”
The budget airline said this incident reinforces the requirement for changes to alcohol rules at airports.
A spokesperson added: “This is scrupulously why we are calling for significant changes to prohibit the sale of alcohol at airports, such as a two-drink limit per rider and no alcohol sales before 10am.
“It’s incumbent on the airports to introduce these preventative find outs to curb excessive drinking and the problems it creates, rather than take into accounting passengers to drink to excess before their flights.»