Ryanair passengers in fight on flight to Manchester
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A fight broke out between passengers in the middle of a Ryanair flight.
Two men were filmed running down the aisle towards a fight at the front of the plane between a woman and a man.
Ryanair staff can be seen desperately trying to separate the passengers who were shouting and throwing punches at each other.
The two men who ran forward are shown returning to their seats as a Ryanair steward forced the woman to leave the front of the plane.
Police are then seen boarding the flight between Malaga and Manchester.
According to onlookers, police removed a man who had been allegedly attacked by a woman, as well as her two male friends, before questioning passengers. According to passengers, the fight started after a man allegedly threatened a female passenger.
The video shows the woman shouting at a man while he sits down before she appears to throw punches at him. Then two men rushed from the back of the plane towards the fight. The two men are thought to know the woman as well as another female passenger who can be heard screaming their names, telling them to stop and "get back".
The Ryanair flight had taken off from Malaga and was just arriving at Manchester Airport on Monday evening when the fight kicked off.
The passenger who filmed the fight and wishes to stay anonymous, said: "It was disgusting, really. We were about 20 minutes from landing and I'm not sure what happened but the woman in the black jumper started laying into this guy in a big way. It wasn't a light slap or anything, she was going at him hell for leather.
"Suddenly three or four people ran to the front and got involved - there were just fists flying everywhere. Some of them were really big guys and the Ryanair staff separated them eventually but at a point, they had completely lost control of the situation.
"The staff got the woman to sit down behind us so I asked her what happened and she said that a man had been making threats that he was going to kill her.
"The police came onboard and nobody could get off until they verified who was involved in the fight so we showed an officer our video footage so they could see who it was.
"The police got everybody involved in the fight to stay on the plane and we heard an officer tell the Ryanair staff that they could need to use tasers."
A spokesperson for Ryanair said: "The crew of this flight from Malaga to Manchester requested police assistance upon arrival after several passengers became disruptive shortly before arrival. This is now a matter for local police."