Ryanair passenger is pulled from an airplane by the Portuguese police
Ryanair passenger is pulled out of an aircraft by the Portuguese police and is left injured & # 39; after he was accused of beating a flight attendant before the start for Stansted
- Rafik Boutiche said he was accused of beating a flight attendant, which he denies
- Recordings from his friend show that the Portuguese police are dragging him off the flight
- They had been to the Algarve for a music festival and returned to London
A Ryanair passenger claims that he was wounded by the Portuguese police when he was dragged from a flight in Faro after a row of cabin crew.
Rafik Boutiche said he was accused of beating a flight attendant, which he denied, and dragged the London plane away before leaving for fellow passengers.
The 20-year-old said the stewardess had refused to let him go to a free chair and claimed that he had an injured hand, neck and ankle.
His friend Islam Fessih filmed the scene where Mr. Boutiche is heard screaming & you hurt me & # 39; while other passengers object.
Brawl on board: Rafik Boutiche (in the white shirt) is dragged by the Portuguese police of a Ryanair flight after being accused of beating a stewardess
Mr. Boutiche and Mr. Fessih had been to the Algarve for a music festival and were on their way back to London Stansted.
After he was taken off the flight, Mr. Boutiche returned to a hotel in Portugal and the two booked their journey home with another airline.
Speak to the Mirror from the hotel he said: & my hand is chopped up, it is currently burning me. My ankle is sprained and my neck hurts me.
& # 39; We are just two young boys, we are not looking for problems, we just wanted to go back home.
& # 39; I have never experienced anything like this, I never thought it was possible to continue what I have experienced. It has made me very emotional. & # 39;
He had moved chairs to sit next to his friend because the room seemed to be free, but the stewardess objected, Mr. Fessih claimed.
Fight: Islam Fessih filmed the scene in which his friend, Mr. Boutiche, is heard as he calls & you hurt me & # 39; while other passengers object
& # 39; There was a vacant seat next to me, but the stewardess refused to let him sit there and accused him of beating her when the whole plane had his side, & # 39; he said.
Fessih also shared a photo of his friend's torn bag and said it was damaged during the row on board.
& # 39; His bag is literally torn and he is injured. This is not necessary, & he said.
In the video, an angry Mr. Boutiche tells the police that & # 39; you hurt me & # 39; and & # 39; you break my neck & # 39; while an officer pulls him out of the chair.
A nearby female passenger also objects to the officers' actions and protests: & # 39; You hurt him & # 39 ;.
Mr. Boutiche claimed that he was left with an injured hand, neck and ankle after the incident, his friend Mr. Fessih urging him not to struggle
Mr. Fessih, however, urges his friend to have him removed by the police instead of making matters worse by fighting the officers.
& # 39; Do not resist, you must have them taken from the plane, I beg you, & # 39; said Mr. Fessih.
The pair was then taken to a Portuguese police station, but released without charge, Mr. Fessih explained.
He said he had started filming & # 39; for his own protection & # 39; because the two didn't speak Portuguese.
Children had been crying on the plane as the line unfolded, he said, saying his friend was & # 39; attacked & # 39 ;.
The flight apparently left Faro about 20 minutes late.
MailOnline has contacted Ryanair for comments.
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