A man's ear was bitten off by another person in mid-air on a plane
On a flight between Newcastle and Ibiza on Sunday, half of a passenger's ear was bitten off in mid-air. The passenger is now in Spain receiving treatment to try to save his ear.
People were screaming as the young man came running down the plane's cabin with his hear hanging off. He was covered in blood. Parents on board attempted to shield their children's eyes from the horrific sight. One passenger said:
"It was absolutely sickening and I find it unbelievable that anyone would do that at all to another human being. But to bite someone's ear off on a plane packed with other people at such close quarters and with families sitting around him is absolutely appalling, people were getting off the plane complaining of feeling physically sick."
A father of two traveling with his family described the event in greater detail. He said:
"The victim was a man aged somewhere between 18 and 25. He was with a group of friends who were sitting in front of us but he was sitting towards the back of the flight. He kept coming to chat to his mates and then returning to his seat as the flight went on. When the plane was taxiing to Ibiza Airport the guy came running down the plane towards his friends. He took his T-shirt off and we could see he was covered in blood and that half his ear was just hanging off. The steward took him to the front of the plane. We never saw the person that did it but they guy was shouting: 'Someone just bit my ear off. Who does that?'"
Passengers were reportedly kept on the plane for 20 minutes after landing. When they were allowed off of the plane, the police were waiting at the terminal.
Phil Ward, Managing Director of Jet2.com, stated that they are aware of Sunday's incident and are working to get more answers. He said:
"We are working closely with Northumbria Police and the parties involved to fully investigate the reported incident so that we can take the appropriate action. The safety of our customers is of utmost importance to us and aggressive behaviour will simply not be tolerated."
Watch this video to see how rudely people conduct themselves in airports and on airplanes:
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