Ryanair passengers stage four hour plane sit in after flight is diverted
Over 100 angry passengers refused to leave a Ryanair flight for four hours after it was diverted from France to Belgium leading aircrew to switch off the lights and lock the lavatories.
There were frantic negotiations between police and passengers early on Wednesday morning after the mutineers staged the sit-in on the runway of Bierset-Liege airport, refusing to disembark and demanding to be taken home to France.
Reda Yahiyaoui, who was travelling with his wife, a two-month-old baby and a three-year-old, accused Ryanair of abandoning the protesting passengers.
“We were all tired after a long journey and angry at being dumped 200 miles away in Belgium. We just wanted to get back home so we sat on the plane asking to be flown to France,” he said. “But they just parked the plane then turned off the lights and locked the lavatories and left us with no food or water. The pilot also got off and even left the cockpit door open.”……….. continued.