A British passenger was not taking it easy on an EasyJet flight, where he was caught in shocking video punching a flightmate in a racially-motivated accident, according to a report.
In the swearing-laden footage, the man explodes with rage and throws a punch as he throws himself into a seat after a woman can be heard saying, “I’m African. Don’t talk s— about my people,” reported The Sun.
Other passengers said the woman was defending a friend the brute had racially abused earlier on the flight from London to Antalya, Turkey on Tuesday.
A flight attendant is heard ordering everyone back to their seats during the brawl before another airline employee escorts the unmasked striker to their destination.
He is then seen on video sitting in the terminal while surrounded by police.
Travelers said the unhinged man had been involved in a previous crash on the flight when he became ballistic after a passenger threw away his son̵
“About two hours into the flight from Gatwick, most of the flight was disturbed by a commotion in the back of the plane,” a passenger told The Sun.
“They were clearly two grown men coming to blows and the prolific use of the C word by one of them.”
Tempers flared again an hour after the two separated, when the man asked to take some money from the back of the plane and attacked his initial victim, according to The Sun.
“We learn from airline staff that the instigator’s son had thrown a paper plane in the direction of the first victim who then messed up and threw it away, causing the violent outburst,” said the passenger.
“Another hour passes and we are about to land when all hell breaks loose again,” added the passenger. “I have absolutely no idea what caused it, but it was racial abuse of the vilest kind of a black woman.
“A second black woman verbally defends her friend only to be met with the same torrent of abuse that escalated into the violent assault seen in the video,” the passenger said.
An EasyJet representative told The Sun that the passenger was removed for “disruptive behavior”.
“Although such incidents are rare, we take them very seriously and do not tolerate abusive or threatening behavior on board,” the spokesperson said.
Airport authorities did not immediately respond to an investigation by The Sun.