The situation happened last Thursday when the plane flew over the island of Madeira. A couple, who were reported to be drunk, had a disagreement on board and forced the easyJet flight pilot to land in Porto Santo, according to Diário de Notícias da Madeira.

The flight was connecting Manchester, in the United Kingdom, from where it left at 14:09, and Tenerife, in Spain.

The plane landed in Porto Santo at 6:03 pm and stayed on the island for an hour, says the publication, and the couple was forced to abandon the aircraft.

The Public Security Police (PSP) and the Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF) dealt with the incident.