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Fight breaks out on plane to Ibiza after two 'drunken and unruly English passengers' refused to wear face masks on KLM flight from Amsterdam

Footage appears to show two English-speaking passengers fighting after the flight took off. Two men were arrested by Spanish police when the plane arrived in Ibiza. Passengers can be heard shouting at the men to stop and 'there are kids here'. KLM requires face masks from first boarding call until going through arrival gate

A fight broke out on a KLM flight from Amsterdam to Ibiza after two passengers refused to wear face masks.

KLM requires passengers to wear a face mask from the first boarding call until passengers have gone through the arrival gate at their destination.

Footage appears to show two English-speaking passengers brawling after the flight took off from Amsterdam on Friday.

Passengers can be heard shouting at the men to stop and saying 'there are kids here'.

At the end of the clip, the passenger can be seen lying on the floor in the aisle of the plane, with his hands handcuffed behind his back.

Several other passengers in the clip can be seen not wearing face coverings.

Both men were restrained with the help of other passengers and were later arrested by Spanish police on arrival in Ibiza after the pilot informed local authorities, The Independent reported.

A spokesperson for the airline said: 'Two unruly passengers refused to wear their face masks and they were bothering their fellow passengers physically and verbally.

'The pilot informed the local authorities and upon arrival, both passengers were arrested. The flight safety was not compromised during the flight.'

Instagram user Michighclub posted the video this morning and claimed that the passenger had been drinking vodka and refused to wear face masks.

KLM said that passengers are required to wear a face mask until at least 31 August 2020 unless they are under 10 years old or can't wear them due to medical reasons.

On its website, it said: 'Without face covering, we cannot allow you to board. We strongly advise you wear a mask at the rest of the airport as well.'

Face masks are required in the airport at some destinations, including Amsterdam Airport Schiphol where passengers aged 13 and up are required to wear a mask at check-in, during security checks, at the gate, and in areas where it's not possible to stay 1.5 metres away from other passengers.

On the flight, passengers can remove the mask if they are eating or drinking but are advised to keep this period as brief as possible.


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