British man ‘punches pilot’ in mass brawl on flight to Greece

Man Punches Pilot

A British passenger has been arrested by Greek police after starting a huge brawl on a Wizz Air flight to Crete, throwing punches at other travellers and even the pilot, passengers said.

The mass fight started shortly after the flight landed on the Greek island of Crete and saw women and men injured in the brawl on Tuesday night.

The passenger and his friend were badly behaved throughout the flight and his anger boiled over when he was told police would escort him to the airport, according to witnesses.

Tourists said the pair were smoking and vaping throughout the journey, threatening fellow travellers, and were drunk before they even got on the plane.

Stewardesses continued to serve them alcohol despite the pair claiming they had been drinking since 10am and other passengers saying they had had enough. 

The pilot then emerged from his cockpit in an attempt to calm down the situation but he was then punched in the face, witnesses said.

Police eventually dragged the blood-stained man away from the plane with his trousers around his ankles. 

Dramatic footage shows screaming passengers instructing the man to be taken off the flight as he wildly swings his arms.

Police eventually dragged the blood-stained man away from the plane with his trousers near his ankles

Some passengers escaped through the rear exit but then had to wait two hours at security while they gave police statements, meaning many missed their connecting flights.

The scheduled return flight to the UK had to be cancelled while blood was cleared up from the plane.

Grounded Britons had to wait another 24 hours for the next flight home.