Passenger has ear bitten off during flight from Newcastle to Ibiza

The incident took place on a crowded Jet2 flight on Sunday evening Credit: PA

A passenger had half his ear bitten off while en-route to his holiday in Spain. The attack happened on a Jet2 flight between Newcastle and Ibiza on Sunday evening.

A popular destination, Cafe del Mar in Ibiza. Credit: PA

According to, the victim is a man aged between 18 and 25 who is now receiving treatment in Spain in an attempt to save his ear, which was savaged shortly before the plane landed on Sunday evening.

On the same afternoon police attended another incident at Newcastle airport where they had to escort a stag party from a Flybe flight to Stanstead.

Northumbria Police say they have received a report of the assault and are appealing for witnesses to the incident.

A spokesman for the airline said:

“We are aware that an incident happened onboard a flight from Newcastle to Ibiza on Sunday 16th August between two customers. 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 upmost importance to us and aggressive behaviour will simply not be tolerated.”

– Phil Ward, Managing Director of Jet2