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Passenger runs out onto the tarmac to CHASE his Ryanair flight

Passenger runs out onto the tarmac to CHASE his Ryanair flight from Dublin after it left without him

  • The man in his 20s was travelling to Amsterdam with his girlfriend today 
  • After staff refused to let him on, he became agitated and then ran past staff
  • The man sprinted onto the tarmac, forcing security to restrain him at airport

A Ryanair passenger was arrested this morning after he sprinted onto the tarmac at Dublin Airport in a bid to chase down his flight when it left without him.  

The man in his 20s was travelling to Amsterdam with his girlfriend but arrived at the gate after it was closed.

He became agitated and started banging on the window before rushing past airport staff and running onto the tarmac, shouting at the pilot to wait.

A Ryanair passenger was arrested this morning after he sprinted onto the tarmac at Dublin Airport in a bid to chase down his flight when it left without him. Pictured: The plane the man tried to chase

The man was detained and handed over to police. 

An airport spokesman said: ‘A male and female passenger were late for a Ryanair flight to Amsterdam this morning and arrived at the boarding gate after the flight had closed.’

‘They were engaging with Ryanair staff at the gate and the male passenger was becoming agitated.

‘He was banging on the window to try and get the aircraft to wait and he then broke through a door and made his way onto the apron, trying to flag the aircraft down.

‘He was was initially restrained by Ryanair staff on the apron and Airport Police, who had already been contacted, arrived on the scene almost immediately and arrested him.

‘He was taken to the Airport Police Station and will be handed over to the gardaí.’

A garda spokesperson said: ‘Gardaí were called to the scene of an incident at Dublin Airport that occurred at approximately 7am today.

‘A male in his 20s has been arrested and taken to Ballymun Garda Station were he is currently detained.’ 

The man in his 20s was travelling to Amsterdam with his girlfriend but arrived at the gate after it was closed (stock image)

The man in his 20s was travelling to Amsterdam with his girlfriend but arrived at the gate after it was closed (stock image)

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