Fight Breaks Out on Ryanair Flight
Over 100 passengers were thrown off a Ryanair flight from Lanzarote to Belgium over the weekend as an argument over an excess baggage fee escalated into a full blown scuffle.
The fight erupted on a Ryanair flight service to Charleroi as a passenger travelling with a large band of Belgian students was told that he would have to pay an additional oversize bag fee or leave the plane. The passenger refused and as a fight broke out stewards called for police assistance. Resulting in the ejection of 102 of the 168 tourists on board.
The ejected passengers are now being flown back to Belgium in small groups of five or six after the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs remonstrated with Ryanair over their action.