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Man's Ear Nearly Bitten Off During Flight to Party Island of Ibiza

Impacting Travel | Donald Wood | August 19, 2015

Man's Ear Nearly Bitten Off During Flight to Party Island of Ibiza

Flights to the party island of Ibiza are notorious for their rowdy behavior, but the situation got out of control Sunday night when a man had his ear bitten almost completely off by a fellow passenger.

In a report from Jeremy Armstrong of The Daily Record, a airline flight was flying from Newcastle, England, to the island of Ibiza when a passenger came running to the front of the plane covered in blood from a wound to his ear, claiming another passenger bit off his ear.

Other passengers on the flight were in shock as the young man took off his shirt and tried to stop the bleeding, his ear dangling from the side of his head. The report claims the flight was filled with horrified families and children.

One of the passengers who witnessed the incident told The Daily Record, “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.”

There was no confirmation regarding the identity of the person who committed the crime, but witnesses claim the victim was with a group of people who were not sitting with him on the flight. Throughout the journey, the young man would walk from the back of the plane where he was sitting to talk to his friends who were sitting in the front before returning to his seat again.

Everything was fine until the man came to the front of the plane one more time, this time covered in blood. The flight landed in Ibiza at 7:20 p.m. local time, and the Northumbria Police and local medical teams were on the scene to handle the injury and arrest the alleged attacker.

All passengers were held on the plane for 20 minutes while authorities investigated.

Jet2 Managing Director Phil Ward told The Daily Record, “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 behavior will simply not be tolerated.”

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