A Ryanair flight, headed from Dublin to Zadar, made an emergency landing in Frankfurt after losing cabin pressure. According to Flight Radar, flight FR7312 descended from an altitude of 11,300 m to 3000 m in just seven minutes. As a result, many passengers got hurt and some even started bleeding from their ears.
Ryanair passenger Miomir Todorovic shared a picture on social media showing of interiors of the aircraft after it lost altitude:
Ryanair passengers tormented by the ordeal
The airline said that the crew carried out a controlled descent. Passengers also praised the pilot for his “excellent job”. More than 30 passengers were taken to a German hospital where they received treatment for their injuries. Many of them also complained of nausea and earache. Due to shortage of accommodation, some passengers have had to wait at the airport for their next flight.
A Ryanair spokesman said: “This flight from Dublin to Zadar diverted to Frankfurt Hahn due to an inflight depressurisation. In line with standard procedure, the crew deployed oxygen masks and initiated a controlled descent. The aircraft landed normally and customers disembarked, where a small number received medical attention as a precaution.”
However, some passengers criticized the treatment they received upon landing. Many of them remarked that they didn’t get enough food and drinks. They also had to sleep on camp beds or concrete basement floors.
Passenger Paul Wiseman expressed his resentment on Twitter:
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— Paul Wiseman (@WisemanPaulk) July 14, 2018