Passengers fear for their lives during turbulent easyJet flight

An easyJet plane

An easyJet plane

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PASSENGERS feared for their lives during a turbulent plane journey.

Cabin crew were hurled against the ceiling and passengers suffered knocks to the head on the easyJet flight from London Gatwick to Naples on Monday.

The aircraft was carrying 154 passengers and six crew.

The plane, flight EZY8529, was diverted to Rome Fiumicino due to thunderstorms.

An easyJet spokesman said: “The safety and wellbeing of our passengers and crew is easyJet's highest priority and our pilots are highly trained to manage turbulence.

“Unfortunately due to the turbulence one of our crew sustained an injury, and as such were met by paramedics upon arrival at Rome Fiumicino airport in line with our procedures.

“The aircraft landed safely and routinely and all passengers disembarked normally and were transported to Naples by coach.

“We would like to apologise to passengers for any inconvenience caused.”

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8:55pm Wed 3 Sep 14

well i never says...

CAT, clear air turbulance, quite a common occurance, aircraft can simply drop whilst in flight, OK if you are strapped in, disturbing if you are not. one of the joys of travelling
CAT, clear air turbulance, quite a common occurance, aircraft can simply drop whilst in flight, OK if you are strapped in, disturbing if you are not. one of the joys of travelling well i never
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9:22pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Nikski says...

well i never wrote:
CAT, clear air turbulance, quite a common occurance, aircraft can simply drop whilst in flight, OK if you are strapped in, disturbing if you are not. one of the joys of travelling
Alert: air turbulence bore at large!
[quote][p][bold]well i never[/bold] wrote: CAT, clear air turbulance, quite a common occurance, aircraft can simply drop whilst in flight, OK if you are strapped in, disturbing if you are not. one of the joys of travelling[/p][/quote]Alert: air turbulence bore at large! Nikski
  • Score: -2

9:23pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Nikski says...

well i never wrote:
CAT, clear air turbulance, quite a common occurance, aircraft can simply drop whilst in flight, OK if you are strapped in, disturbing if you are not. one of the joys of travelling
PS: learn to spell, it's 'ence' not 'ance'
[quote][p][bold]well i never[/bold] wrote: CAT, clear air turbulance, quite a common occurance, aircraft can simply drop whilst in flight, OK if you are strapped in, disturbing if you are not. one of the joys of travelling[/p][/quote]PS: learn to spell, it's 'ence' not 'ance' Nikski
  • Score: -4

9:24pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Nikski says...

People fear for their lives every time they fly with Ryanair....
People fear for their lives every time they fly with Ryanair.... Nikski
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9:48pm Wed 3 Sep 14

NickBrt says...

Ryanair? Easy jet? Aren't they rather common?
Ryanair? Easy jet? Aren't they rather common? NickBrt
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11:10pm Wed 3 Sep 14

JeevesMcMontague says...

A news story because a plane had some turbulence? Is the Argus desperate or are they getting a handy discount from Easyjet for the advertising?
A news story because a plane had some turbulence? Is the Argus desperate or are they getting a handy discount from Easyjet for the advertising? JeevesMcMontague
  • Score: 1
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