Ryanair passenger jumps out of emergency exit ‘after suffering asthma attack’

Richard Hartley-Parkinson

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A man has been filmed getting out of a Ryanair plane through an emergency exit ‘because he was having an asthma attack’.

The man, on a flight from London Stansted to Malaga Airport, was seen on the wing of the plane after leaving through one of the escape doors.

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The plane is said to have been sat on the tarmac for about an hour after it landed in Spain before the man opened the door.

He was ordered back onto the plane until Civil Guard officers arrived to question him.

Fernando Del Valle Villalobos said: ‘Yesterday on January 1 after leaving London an hour late and arriving in Malaga only to be left waiting another 30 minutes inside the plane, with no explanation as to why from Ryanair, this man decided he wasn’t going to wait any longer.

Ryanair passenger jumps out of emergency exit 'after suffering asthma attack'
The man could be seen on the wing of the plane after opening the emergency exit (Picture: Solarpix)

‘He activated the emergency door and left, saying, “I’m going via the wing.” It was surreal.’

While on the wing of the plane there appeared to be a member of ground crew with a ladder who was telling him to get back onto the plane.

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Mr Villalobos added: ‘He was sat on the wing for quite a while until the crew managed to get him back inside.

‘I don’t know why he did it. He must have just lost it and it was the first thing that came into his head.’

Raj Mistry, who sat next to the man on the plane, told MailOnline: ‘It seems nobody noticed that the man who decided to exit the plan was suffering from asthma.

Ryanair passenger jumps out of emergency exit 'after suffering asthma attack'
A man next to him said that he had bad asthma and desperately needed air (Picture: Solarpix)

‘He needed air, hence he decided to exit the plane but Civil Guards didn’t want to listen to what he had to say.

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‘I was talking to him throughout the flight and there was a few times he was using his inhaler. He also took medication just before the flight took off.

‘When he used his inhaler the second time, I asked him if he is okay, he replied he’s okay, he hates flying and struggles to breathe.

‘He chuckled at one point saying, “If I don’t take [the inhaler] with me, I’ll be in heaven sooner than you know it”.

Ryanair passenger jumps out of emergency exit 'after suffering asthma attack'
The man was questioned by police but was not arrested (Picture: Solarpix)

A Ryanair spokesman said: ‘This airport security breach occurred after landing in Malaga airport on January 1.

‘Malaga airport police immediately [questioned] 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.’

The man’s details were taken by Civil Guards, but he was not arrested and he could face a large fine.

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