Yesterday, a Ryanair flight that was travelling from Ireland to Croatia was compelled to make an emergency landing in Germany following a sudden drop in cabin pressure resulted to more than 30 passengers being injured.
After losing cabin pressure, the flight from Dublin to Zadar was diverted to Frankfurt.
Over 30 passengers were injured due to the incident. Some reports said that some passengers were bleeding from their ears.
In an interview with the Irish Times, Sarah McGarry, one of the passengers, said: “We get on the plane, we’re flying and next of all the oxygen mask comes down, we’re left in darkness for 15 minutes, there’s no reassurance just people shouting ‘emergency, emergency’.
She continued: “There was a newborn baby and children on the flight, people are screaming and we don’t know what’s going on for 15 minutes…Then finally we’re told that we’re going to Germany.”
The scared passengers were able to share their experiences on Twitter.
A passenger named Paul Wiseman tweeted: “Nightmare Ryanair flight FR7312 on way to Croatia. Emergency landing at Frankfurt. Overnight in military base camp beds- good old Ryanair style customer service. Cutting costs and more profit for Ryanair all at the expense of customer safety. Shame on you Michael O Leary.”
Another passenger named Minerva Galvan said in a tweet: “The worst moments of the whole of my life. You are in the air and one moment after you are just falling in the sky, your ears burn, there is no air and your mouth taste like iron.#Ryanair”
A spokesperson from Ryanair stated: “This flight from Dublin to Zadar (13 July) diverted to Frankfurt Hahn due to an inflight depressurisation. In line with standard procedure, the crew deployed oxygen masks and initiated a controlled descent.
He added: “The aircraft landed normally and customers disembarked, where a small number received medical attention as a precaution.
He continued: “Customers were provided with refreshment vouchers and hotel accommodation was authorised, however, there was a shortage of available accommodation. Customers boarded a replacement aircraft which departed to Zadar this morning and Ryanair sincerely apologised for any inconvenience.”