A ‘drunk’ Ryanair passenger, thought to be part of a stag do, was escorted off a plane after he allegedly abused a hen party and crew members.
A video of the man’s showdown with a Portuguese police officer, who slapped his hand when he touched him, has been uploaded to Twitter .
The cop eventually forces the passenger off the plane, slapping the back of his neck while ushering him down the aisle.
The man was verbally abusive on one of Ryanair’s flights from Dublin to Faro, in Portugal, on May 2.
The man can be heard saying ‘what is happening’ in footage of the incident, while police ask him where his luggage is.
The Daily Mail reports the passenger was drunk and had been downing drinks, thought to be vodka mixed with Red Bull, during the flight.
The man was allegedly abusive towards a hen party and then argued with crew members on the plane, according to the newspaper.
Deborah Martin, who filmed the incident, told the Daily Mail: “One guy was out of his mind. He was screaming and shouting and being abusive.
“He didn’t know his own name, he didn’t understand what was going on when the police arrive, he didn’t know where his boarding pass was, he was comatose.
“But they had their own stash of drink so he still had a plastic cup in his hand and was downing it in one go. He had about four drinks as we were coming into land.”
A spokesman for Ryanair said: “This flight from Dublin to Faro (May 2) requested police assistance upon landing after a passenger became disruptive in-flight.
“The aircraft landed normally and police and removed and detained this individual.
“The safety and comfort of our customers, crew and aircraft is our number one priority. This is now a matter for local police.”
Portuguese police told the newspaper that the incident had been handed to prosecutors to decide whether the man would be charged.