Ryanair passenger dressed as Tinkerbell removed from flight by police

A man dressed as Tinkerbell was removed from a Ryanair flight by police after becoming “disruptive” shortly before take-off.

The passenger, who was reportedly on a stag party trip to Krakow in Poland, was escorted off the plane at Stansted Airport on Friday morning.

Officers helped to adjust the wings on his revealing green outfit before he was led away with another man in a Bob the Builder outfit, according to witnesses.

One passenger told the EssexLive website that the man dressed as Tinkerbell from the Disney film version of Peter Pan appeared drunk.

“He was a little bit drunk and just before leaving the best man decided it’s best to take him off,” he said.

“He had been given another chance by the cabin crew but the group thought best he went for the next plane.”

Essex Police confirmed officers had been called to Stansted to assist shortly before 10am.

“Two men had become disruptive on a plane,” said a spokesperson. “They were cooperative on being asked to leave the aircraft.”

Ryanair repeated their call for restrictions on the sale of alcohol at airports following the incident.

“Police removed and detained two passengers ahead of this flight from London Stansted to Krakow who were disruptive, before the aircraft departed to Krakow,” said a spokesperson.

“We will not tolerate unruly or disruptive behaviour at any time and the safety and comfort of our customers, crew and aircraft is our number one priority.

“This is exactly why we are calling for significant changes to prohibit the sale of alcohol at airports, such as a two-drink limit per passenger and no alcohol sales before 10am.

“It’s incumbent on the airports to introduce these preventative measures to curb excessive drinking and the problems it creates, rather than allowing passengers to drink to excess before their flights.”

The plane departed for Krakow after a short delay, leaving Tinkerbell to schedule a later flight.

Additional reporting by PA

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