A passenger travelling on a flight from Manchester Airport has been fined for defecating on the runway of an Italian airport. The man was detained by local police at Brindisi Airport last month.
The 68-year-old is said to have lowered his trousers between the plane and the terminal building, according to local newspaper the Brindisi Report.
He was later ordered to pay a €3,000 fine for ‘acts contrary to public decency’ which was paid the following day, the Italian media reports.
It is understood that he had travelled from Manchester to Italy as a passenger on a three-hour Ryanair flight, on Friday September 30. The man was described as being in a state of ‘mild agitation’ as he got off the plane.
A Ryanair spokesman said: “An individual was detained by local police at Brindisi Airport (30 Sep). This is a matter for local police.”
The fine was paid the following day while the man was still on holiday in southern Italy.
Local newspaper the Brindisi Report reports the incident is the second involving British tourists in the last month.
On October 9, a 43-year-old British passenger demanded to get off a flight which made a technical stop due to bad weather. The man is reported to have been arguing with his wife when he demanded to be led off the plane bound for Corfu, Greece.
The pair were eventually removed from the flight by police.
Source: Manchester Evening News