"The noise of the engine sounded more like a motorboat or a propeller engine," said Mark Crilly, a witness to the incident.
The flight from Manchester to Malaga was diverted by the captain in order to allow further assistance, but medical professionals were unable to save the man.
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya said she believes President Alexander Lukashenko's decision to divert the Ryanair flight was "a mistake" that turned the West against him.
The U.K. government allowed nonessential travel in May after months of lockdown but has discouraged travel to popular vacation destinations like Spain, France, Greece and the U.S.
The Ryanair CEO said there was a "premeditated breach" of international aviation rules when Minsk air traffic control diverted a plane into Belarus, and the pilot was put under "considerable pressure" to land there.
An Italian Ryanair passenger was removed from the flight from Ibiza to Milan after spitting on and attacking fellow passengers.
"The EU has made a political decision to introduce sectoral sanctions in an apparent attempt to ruin our economy and create conditions for the repeat of coup attempts," Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko said.
The State Department advisory warns against travel to Belarus due to "the arbitrary enforcement of laws, risk of detention and COVID-19."
"I acted in a lawful way, protecting people in line with international rules," Lukashenko said.
Putin and Biden's tentative first summit next month may be a showdown on numerous tense issues even prior to Sunday's Belarus Ryanair incident.
One post caption alleged Roman Protasevich told a Ryanair flight attendant: "Don't do this. They will kill me."
Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary called the incident "a case of state-sponsored hijacking" and "state-sponsored piracy."
"Any violation of international air transport rules must bear consequences," European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said.
The man was removed from a Ryanair flight in Portugal over the incident in which he denies punching the attendant and said he was left injured by police and emotional.
David Mesher apologized for what he said to the 77-year-old woman.
The male passenger yelled, "Don't talk to me in a foreign language, you stupid ugly cow!" in reference to the elderly woman's Jamaican accent, before using a racial slur.
The Royal Air Force confirmed two jets tailed the flight.
The Vote Leave camp claims the ad violates referendum rules and the Bribery Act.
An online campaign demanding compensation has been launched.
Ryanair hit back over the sarcastic video, which has attracted over 577,000 views.