WATCH: A Mid-Air Fight Causes Malta-Bound Plane To Divert
A Maltese passenger is said to have restrained one of the perpetrators.
Video: Thomas Engerer
An inbound flight from Brussels was rerouted to Pisa last night, after a fight broke out between passengers.
The Ryanair flight was scheduled to land in Malta at 11:10pm, but had to divert and land in Italy after an onboard scuffle with what eyewitnesses are claiming to be a drunk passenger. Upon landing, four passengers were removed from flight FR 2906.
Eyewitnesses "were worried [the drunk passengers] would open the door" and during the incident "one air hostess got slapped in the face".
Eyewitnesses on the plane told Lovin Malta that they "were worried [the drunk passengers] would open the door" and that during the incident "one air hostess got slapped in the face".
A Maltese passenger with airline hosting experience is said to have restrained one of the perpetrators with a restraining belt, following which the captain announced they would be diverting to Bologna, before the flight was eventually they rerouted to Pisa.
Thomas Engerer, a witness onboard said that he grew suspicious when a fellow passenger changed her seats after having been "hit on the head". Once on the ground the captain reviewed the footage captured by Mr Engerer and all four men were removed from the plane.