We hear all the time of people doing crazy things on planes, though this one might just win the prize for the eeriest onboard incident ever.
A man had “half his ear bitten off” on a Jet2 flight between Newcastle and Ibiza. While exact details of what caused the incident are limited, there are some reports from those who were on the flight.
Via the Mirror:
The flight to the party island was carrying a mix of young clubbers and families when the man came running down the cabin covered in blood with his ear “hanging off.”
One passenger said the attack appeared to have taken place as the plane came in to land.
The source 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.”
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.
Insane! Apparently passengers stayed onboard after landing as the half-eared passenger was removed and rushed to a hospital to receive medical attention. No onboard arrests seem to have been made, which seems odd. You’d think there would be some immediate arrests and even onboard restraints if someone “bites someone’s ear off” on a flight.
I guess we’ll mark this as “developing” for now…