This is the moment a passenger on a flight from Spain tries to open the door of the plane and is stopped by an off-duty security guard.
Shortly after the Ryanair FR5253 flight took off from Seville to Budapest, the man in question reportedly started to suffer a meltdown for unknown reasons.
According to the security guard Antonio Quintero, the unnamed passenger started to kick the seats, shout and even threaten people with a pen.
Then at one point he suddenly tried to run over and open the emergency exit of the plane and also tried to get inside the pilot’s cabin.
The crew started to shout for help as the plane descended into panic, at which point the trained security worker leapt into action and with the help of various other passengers, managed to bring him to the floor.
They finally managed to tie him to a seat with the seat belt, overseen by the pilot who had come out due to the panic generated by the situation.
The individual was reportedly a young man of Hungarian nationality, who was arrested upon arrival at the Budapest-Ferenc Liszt airport.
According to local newspaper Antena 3, the off-duty security guard, who was travelling with his girlfriend admitted it was his first-ever flight and he noted that he won’t be forgetting it for a while.
According to psychologist Lara Ferreiro, his behaviour could have been brought on by acute anxiety caused by aerophobia.
Some statistics state that as many as one in three people are afraid of flying, although a much lesser percentage have been clinically diagnosed with the phobia.