â€œTo the floor because he was â€˜waiting too long for a sandwichâ€
â€¢Eyewitnesses say the man shouted 'I've been waiting hours' before attack
â€¢It's claimed he punched stewardess and carried on hitting her when she fell
â€¢Drama erupted aboard the flight from Geneva to Pristina in Kosovo today
â€¢The pilot diverted plane to Fumincino airport in Rome for 'security reasons'
An easyJet flight made an emergency landing in Rome when an angry passenger punched a stewardessâ€¦
The furious traveller shouted: 'I've been waiting for hours, I'm hungry', before assaulting the young cabin crew member, eyewitnesses said.
The drama erupted aboard the British budget airline's flight.A witness who was sitting near the man said: 'He punched her, and when she fell to the floor, he carried on hitting her.'
The stewardess later told Swiss newspaper: 'I was totally shocked. I can't understand how anyone could react so violently over a sandwich.'
Italian police arrested a man while the stewardess received medical attention at the scene, an eyewitness said.