The altercation, captured on image and video by other holidaymakers, took place after two British men in their thirties were warned that local police would escort them from the flight if their drunk and disorderly behavior continued.
While some passengers were able to disembark from the rear exit, several were injured as one man lashed out against those attempting to restrain him.
One passenger recounted her experience to The Sun, noting the “complete and utter chaos” that followed after a flight attendant tried to defuse the situation, with it escalating further after the pilot stepped in.
“It kicked off and he was just swinging punches as a group of guys tried to restrain him. The pilot came out and the guy hit him. He seemed okay but was understandably pretty shaken up. It was disgraceful.”
The irate man was eventually removed from the plane by Greek police, covered in blood with his trousers around his ankles.
Both men were reported to be intoxicated, with passengers having overheard them bragging about their boozy session that started at the airport early that morning. They were joined by a third man with a liter bottle of Vodka, though he was not involved in the altercation.
The unnamed eyewitness added that the men had been abusive to passengers and staff before taking off at Gatwick, raising questions about why Wizz Air had allowed them to fly.
“We daren’t complain because they were targeting everyone and telling people ‘when we get off this plane I’m going to smash you up’. They were smoking cigarettes and vaping during the…