The drunk man was among the “disruptive” passengers who were afterward forcibly removed from the plane and taken into custody by local police officers.
After making an emergency landing on the Portuguese island of Porto Santo, the Ryanair flight continued on its next flight.
On the evening of September 18, the crew of the Ryanair flight from Manchester airport to Tenerife already knew they had a problem when they were seating passengers.
An anonymous airline passenger described the incident and said that before the captain chose to change the flight’s route, one of his fellow passengers had a “rotten” drunk appearance.
In the interview with Liverpool Echo, he said, “The flight was delayed at Manchester Airport so there was more drinking time. Usually, when you get on a delayed flight, the first thing you hear is the captain and cabin crew welcoming you on board and apologizing for the delay.
But straight away the first announcement on the system was ‘anyone found drinking their own alcohol or smoking in the toilets will be dismissed from the plane and if needs be we’ll divert’ so they were aware of this passenger straight away.”