A Ryanair flight from Zadar, Croatia, to London Stansted was forced to return to the stand due to the disruptive behavior of a passenger. The incident occurred following the Hideout Festival on the island of Pag, and the individual involved, reported to be a professional boxer, was subsequently arrested and taken into custody. Ryanair expressed apologies to affected passengers for any inconvenience caused by the disruption.
Disruption and Arrest:
The disruptive incident unfolded during the Ryanair flight as it was en route to London Stansted. The passenger’s behavior allegedly disrupted public order and peace, prompting the decision to return the aircraft to the stand. Details regarding the specific nature of the disruption were not provided in the available reports.
Identification and Legal Consequences:
The passenger, later revealed to be a professional boxer, was arrested at the scene and transferred to the Criminal Misdemeanor Department of the Municipal Court in Zadar. The arrest did not proceed smoothly, as the individual resisted and subsequently attacked police officers, resulting in minor injuries to one officer. Following the arrest, the suspect was handed over to the custody supervisor, and a criminal report was submitted to the state attorney’s office.
Ryanair, the airline operating the flight, issued an apology to the affected passengers for any inconvenience caused by the disruptive behavior. The airline did not provide further details regarding the specific actions taken to manage the situation or the impact on subsequent flights.