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  • Associated Press A Ryanair passenger used the emergency exit to climb on the wing Monday.

Thursday, January 04, 2018 1:00 am

Impatient air passenger sought fast track on wing

Associated Press

MADRID – A passenger on a delayed Ryanair flight from London who apparently got fed up waiting to get off a plane after it landed in the southern Spanish city of Malaga used the emergency exit to jump onto a wing.

The incident on New Year's Day took place 30 minutes after the flight from Stansted Airport landed.

The man, who has not been named but is said to be a non-Spanish citizen, was coaxed back onto the plane while police were called.

Passenger Fernando del Valle Villalobos, who videoed the incident, heard the man say he got fed up waiting.

“I was astonished,” del Valle, 25, told the AP in a telephone interview.

He said the passengers were standing in the aisle waiting to get off the plane when the man “very calmly asked permission to get past, opened the emergency exit, looked out, saw the wing, went back for his backpack.”

Police said Wednesday they have opened a complaint against the man for breaching security.