by Telegraph Reporters, The Telegraph, January 3, 2018
A Ryanair passenger is facing a hefty fine after tiring of waiting for permission to leave his plane and leaving in this unconventional way via an emergency exit and the wing.
The balding man decided on his unusual exit from the aircraft after it reached Malaga Airport from London Stansted late on Monday night an hour late and passengers were kept waiting to get off.
Ground staff ordered him back on the plane and he was held there until Civil Guard officers arrived to take him away and record his details.
He was described on Tuesday night as a 57-year-old Polish national living in Malaga.
Fernando Del Valle Villalobos, who filmed the unnamed man making his unconventional exit, said: "Yesterday on January 1 after leaving London an hour late and arriving in Malaga only to be left waiting another 30 minutes inside the plane, with no explanation as to why from Ryanair, this man decided he wasn't going to wait any longer.
"He activated the emergency door and left, saying, 'I'm going via the wing.' It was surreal."
One of the passengers could be overheard saying. "What a star, he's off" in Spanish as the mystery passenger was filmed trying to jump down from the wing with a thick coat on and a travel bag beside him.
He appeared to be talking to ground staff trying to dissuade him from going any further.
Mr Del Valle Villalobos, who was on the same flight, said afterwards: "He was sat on the wing for quite a while until the crew managed to get him back inside.
"I don't know why he did it. He must have just lost it and it was the first thing that came into his head."
The incident happened just after 11pm on Monday when Ryanair flight FR8164, which should have left Stansted just before 7pm but left nearer 8pm, touched down in the Costa del Sol capital.
Civil Guard officers did not arrest him - but recorded his name and age so they could report him for an infraction against airport security. He is expected to face a fine which could be at least four figures and possibly more.
It was not immediately clear if the infraction had been logged as serious which would land the Polish national with the heaviest level of fine.
One social media user, commenting on the footage, said: "Human stupidity of the highest level. Another one who should never be allowed back on a plane for the rest of his life."
Karen Guianella added: "It's amazing what people can end up doing."
A police source said: "We responded to a call from Ryanair staff on flight FR8164 from London saying a man had opened an emergency door and had walked out onto the wing.
"The pilot filed a formal complaint as is standard procedure and handed officers a copy of it."
In August 2016 a Bolivian-born Spanish immigrant made headlines round the world after sprinting across a runway to catch his flight, mistakenly thinking he was just about to miss it.
Cesar Saucedo, 24, a fast food worker, jumped off a disconnected jet bridge at Madrid Airport and dashed towards a plane preparing to take off.
He managed to make his flight to the holiday island of Gran Canaria but was intercepted by police when he reached his destination.
Brother-in-law Juan Diana told afterwards how Cesar's family were still trying to come to terms with what the viral video footage they'd seen - and admitted he had no doubt he would have been shot if he had tried something similar in the States.
He also revealed his in-law ran down the wrong jet bridge after confusing a plane about to leave with his Ryanair flight which wasn't due to take off for another hour.