The passenger who tried to exit his Ryanair flight by climbing out of the emergency exit onto the wing of the plane has revealed why he did it.
The shocking behaviour took place earlier this week as the flight was first delayed from taking off at London Stansted and then passengers had to wait before they could exit the plane once it had landed in Malaga.
For Polish passenger Romuald Graczyk it all became too much and he took the drastic step of climbing out of the plane onto the wing to try and escape.
He was eventually persuaded to come back inside the plane by the airline staff, and the police escorted him from the aircraft a short time later.
It has now been revealed that Mr Graczyk took the extreme action because he was “stressed” according to the police.
Malaga Airport Guardia Civil chief Miguel Sanchez said the 57-year-old told officers he felt “pushed to the limit” by the delay.
“Officers boarded the plane and found him sat down. He seemed calm and wasn’t at all aggressive.
“We identified him and took him to the airport police office so he could be informed he was being reported for a breach of the law covering airport security.
“He wasn’t arrested because no damage had been done and no-one was in danger.”
Fellow passenger Raj Mistry, said Mr Graczyk revealed: “He told me he suffers from asthma. He got up all of a sudden and decided to leave. I don’t blame him.
“If a plane is at a standstill for over 30 minutes and you have no freedom and a health condition, you are bound to do something.”
The Spanish Aviation Safety and Security Agency (AESA) will decide the size of the fine issued to Mr Graczyk, which could be as much as €45,000.
However, it is unlikely to be that high, and questionable if Mr Graczyk will face any further punishment.
The address he gave the police is reportedly that of a Spanish hostel that he has not lived in for more than a year, and he also failed to provide a telephone number.