This is the terrifying moment a “British” passenger on a Ryanair flight from Croatia tries to open the plane’s door before takeoff.
The anonymous man, believed to be from the UK and aged 27, is seen shouting at other passengers and cabin crew in the aisle of the plane as it prepares to depart from Zadar airport on June 30.
In a series of videos shared on TikTok, the man is seen raising his clenched fist and lunging for the plane door as other passengers yell “OMG!”
A woman yells, ‘What is he doing?!’, before the brave passengers are seen pushing him to the ground.
The traveler, dressed in black shorts and a white T-shirt, is then seen being escorted off the flight by Croatian police.
Moment in which a passenger is accosted by another while trying to throw himself towards the plane door
The unnamed man, believed to be 27, is seen yelling at other passengers and cabin crew in the aisle of the plane as it prepares to leave Zadar airport.
Two officers are filmed dragging the individual across the track as he struggles to stand on his own two feet.
A woman who uploaded a video of the incident said many of the passengers were returning home from a party at the Hideout Festival.
One accused the man of being drunk, a claim that has yet to be confirmed by police.
MailOnline has contacted Ryanair for comment.
According to the local media BNNZadar police arrested the Briton and launched an investigation.
The news site said the man was a professional boxer, but his identity has yet to be confirmed.
It comes after British passengers feared for their lives when an “extremely drunk” passenger allegedly tried to open the plane door during a Jet2 flight from Turkey to the UK, forcing the flight to make an emergency landing.
Flight LS124, which was bound for Glasgow and packed with tourists returning home from the Bodrum tourist hotspot, made an emergency landing in Bulgaria last night.
After realizing what he was doing, passengers sitting near the man are said to have bravely tackled him before the crew was alerted and the plane went to the ground. The Sofia police then boarded the plane and arrested him.
Shocking video shows the man stumbling and appearing to resist officers as they push him down the plane’s aisle, while irate passengers yell at him ‘scum’ and ‘idiot’.
The incident took place at around 10pm BST during the overnight flight, with a passenger telling MailOnline that they finally landed in Glasgow in the early hours of this morning with their family.
Sofia police boarded the plane and arrested the man after claiming he had tried to open the plane door mid-flight.
The shocking video shows the man stumbling and apparently resisting officers as they push him down the aisle of the plane.
The traveler, who asked not to be named, said: “A man who was extremely drunk and sat in the emergency exit row tried to open the door mid-flight.
‘[It] It looked like maybe he had woken up and didn’t know where he was or anything.
He was held back by a woman who was alone and an old man in another seat.
“I realized what was happening when people started screaming and yelling, I felt petrified for the lives of my children and the safety of everyone on the plane.”
Passengers feared for their safety during the ordeal, with concerned parents and their children watching as the man was carried from the plane.
With his family now safe at home, one passenger said they are doing well after the nightmarish journey and praised the budget airline’s flight attendants.
‘We’re fine now. Just a bit shocked and grateful that the Jet2 staff handled the situation so professionally.
“We landed in Glasgow early this morning, and at this time we have no further information on the man in the video.”
A Jet2 spokesperson said: “Flight LS124 from Bodrum to Glasgow was diverted to Sofia Airport last night, so that police could offload a disruptive passenger.” After a short delay, the flight continued to Glasgow.
‘We would like to apologize to all affected customers for any inconvenience caused. As a family airline, we have zero tolerance for disruptive passenger behavior, and everyone’s health, comfort and well-being will always be our number one priority.”