Passenger tries to open the door on the British Airways jet flying from Heathrow to Saudi Arabia before being stopped by fellow travelers, including 6 ft 7 in brother of boxer Dillian Whyte
- A man with an anxiety attack tried to open the door of the British Airways jet during the flight
- Plane heading for Riyadh from Heathrow late Monday when the incident happened
- Man was subdued by passengers, including Dean Whyte, brother of boxer Dillian
- Yeta Odusanya, mother of Anthony Joshua, was also fleeing her son's fight against Andy Ruiz Jr. in Saudi Arabia on Saturday
A man with an anxiety attack tried to open the door of a British Airways jet during the flight and had to be subjected to passengers, including the brother of boxer Dillian Whyte.
Flight 263 from British Airways was about an hour from Riyadh after departure from Heathrow on Monday night when the incident occurred.
Passengers said that a & # 39; clearly agitated & # 39; man suddenly started to pull a lever to open a door at the back of the plane, shouting in broken English & # 39; I want to get out & # 39 ;.
Dean Whyte (right), 6ft 7ins brother of British boxer Dillian Whyte (left), helped keep the man under control as he called & # 39; calm down brutally & # 39;
A & # 39; clearly agitated & # 39; man tried to open the back door of a British Airways jet en route to Heathrow to Riyadh on Monday evening while still in the air (file image)
Witness Ian McNally said he hurried to intervene along with 6ft 7ins Dean Whyte, brother of British boxer Dillian, who repeatedly & # 39; calf brutally & # 39; shouted.
Yeta Odusanya, mother of fellow boxer Anthony Joshua, would also be on board – on her way to Riyadh, where her son will have to fight Andy Ruiz Jr. on Saturday.
Dillian Whyte fights on the under-card.
Mr. Whyte told it The Guardian: & # 39; It was like something from a movie. When I got there, he shouted "I want to get out" in broken English.
& # 39; I managed to grab him and got ready to hit him hard if necessary, but I and the flight attendant could see that he wasn't completely straight in the head, so I held him and tried to calm him down . In the end it worked. & # 39;
Yeta Odusanya, mother of fellow boxer Anthony Joshua (pictured together), was also on board the flight, on her way to Saudi Arabia to see her son fighting Andy Ruiz Jr. on Saturday. Dillian Whyte fights on the under-card
Half a dozen stewards, one with handcuffs, also hurried to help, but after a few moments the man calmed down and returned to his seat.
A British Airways flight attendant confirmed that the incident was reported to the police, although it is unclear whether the panicked passenger was arrested.
The airline wanted to reassure passengers and said it is impossible to open an aircraft door during the flight.
A spokesperson added: & # 39; Our cabin crew took care of a customer who suffered a panic attack during the flight.
& # 39; We apologize for the concerns our customers have caused. & # 39;
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