Dozens hurt as Ryanair flight loses cabin pressure.

Dozen injured and Hospitalised after lose of cabin pressure.

Ryanair flight FR7312 from Dublin to Zadar made a ‘controlled descent’ and an emergency landing in Frankfurt. The aircraft had a sudden loss of cabin pressure making a rapid descent in of 26,000ft in seven minutes.

Ryanair said the plane “landed normally and customers disembarked, where a small number received medical attention as a precaution”.

The flight carrying 189 passengers 33 of whom received hospital treatment. Some of which injuries reported where bleeding from their ears.

Passengers Left Abandoned

Passengers criticised their treatment once they had landed, saying they had not been given enough food and drink and forced to sleep on a concrete basement floor or on camp beds.

Spanish passenger Minerva Galvan said on social media that those on board had been “abandoned” at Frankfurt Hahn airport after going through a “very scaring moment”.

In its statement Ryanair said it would pay for hotels for the affected passengers but added that there was a “shortage of available accommodation”.

Second Decompression in one week.

This story comes after reports earlier this week of Air China’s rapid descent link to co-pilot smoking.

The co-pilot tried to hide his actions but accidentally shut off the air-conditioning, causing oxygen levels to drop.

Ryanair is Europe’s largest airline by passenger numbers, according to the International Air Transport Association. It flies in 37 countries and carried 130 million passengers last year.

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