A Transavia flight was forced into a diversion when a passenger shouted 'Allahu Akbar' and tried to enter the cockpit.

The Tunisian man, around 30 years old, also tried to make a prayer before the flight from Paristo Tunis was diverted.

Videos posted online shows security staff wrestling with the man while the plane is in mid-air and passengers shouting before they are finally able to bring him under control.

At the end of the video the pilot can be heard addressing the passengers over the tannoy system on board the flight.

After the man was subdued the Boeing 737-800 landed at Nice-Côte d’Azur Airport.