A passenger onboard Thursday’s Ryanair flight 1123 from Tenerife to Santiago de Compostela caused an incident when flight attendants refused to serve him beer.
The man claimed to have a bomb which he threatened to detonate.
Local newspaper El Correo Gallego said the man rose from his seat and ran down the aisle shouting ‘there’s a bomb! It’s going to explode!’
Several passengers confirmed that the man said ‘I’m going to detonate a bomb because they won’t serve me beer.’
Surprisingly, the pilots didn’t divert. However on arrival at Santiago de Compostela the aircraft was directed to a remote area of the runway, presumably so that only passengers onboard would die if there was a bomb set off.
The man was arrested. Luggage was searched, although it’s not clear why someone onboard claiming to have a bomb would have used it only when refused alcohol.
Earlier this year an Alaska Airlines passenger shouted “we’re all gonna die” during a booze incident and the whole thing was treated ‘as a customer service issue’.