Easyjet passenger put in chokehold after headbutting air steward on delayed Majorca flight

This is the shocking moment an EasyJet passenger was pinned to the ground after headbutting an air steward while being removed from a delayed flight to Mallorca.

Shocking footage shows the man lying on the ground at the plane entrance as several security guards pull on him in an attempt to remove him.

Shouting and screaming can also be heard as a group of passengers look on.


Shocking footage shows a man being held in a chokehold by security guards trying to remove him from a flight

Shocking footage shows a man being held in a chokehold by security guards trying to remove him from a flight

It is believed he headbutted a visibly-shaken air steward

The incident took place at Paris's Charles de Gaulle Airport on Friday night

It is believed he headbutted a visibly-shaken air steward. The incident took place at Paris’s Charles de Gaulle Airport on Friday night

At one point, the man is seen being held in a chokehold by one of the security guards.

Police arrested the passenger after the incident which took place at Paris’s Charles de Gaulle Airport on Friday night.

It is understood that the incident happened after air stewards called the police to remove a group of men after they became concerned with their behaviour, reports the Mirror.

The video comes as thousands of passengers have been stranded after up to 300 flights were cancelled.

The flights have been grounded today and tomorrow after the French air traffic control called a strike – only to cancel their industrial action at the last minute.

Ryanair and easyJet had already taken the steps of cancelling or offering customers refunds, but the cancelled industrial action has left the airlines with little to no time to reinstate the previously scheduled journeys.

The clip was shared to Twitter with the caption: ‘An arrival with a 2h of delay and a lamentable reception on board that resulted in traumatic abuses for all passengers to @ParisAeroport . In terms of experience client what do you say @easyJet ?’

The clip was shared to Twitter with the caption: 'An arrival with a 2h of delay and a lamentable reception on board that resulted in traumatic abuses for all passengers to @ParisAeroport . In terms of experience client what do you say @easyJet ?'
The clip was shared to Twitter with the caption: ‘An arrival with a 2h of delay and a lamentable reception on board that resulted in traumatic abuses for all passengers to @ParisAeroport . In terms of experience client what do you say @easyJet ?’

The flight was scheduled to leave Paris at 9.10pm, but passengers were told the flight would take place at 11am the next day shortly after being told to wait on the plane.

A easyJet spokesperson told the Mirror: ‘easyJet is aware of this disruptive passenger incident onboard prior to take off which was extremely distressing for the crew and passengers onboard.

‘The police were called to assist the crew in dealing with the incident and arrested the passenger.

‘We will not tolerate threatening or violent behaviour towards our crew and will be pushing for prosecution.

‘We are doing all possible to support the crew members who were subject to this unacceptable behaviour.

‘The safety and wellbeing of our passengers and crew is easyJet’s highest priority.’

An easyJet spokesperson confirmed that the passenger was arrested. They added: 'The safety and wellbeing of our passengers and crew is easyJet's highest priority'

An easyJet spokesperson confirmed that the passenger was arrested. They added: ‘The safety and wellbeing of our passengers and crew is easyJet’s highest priority’

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