Manchester-Bound Ryanair Passenger Dies In Flight and Causes Plane to Divert to Bordeaux

by Anthony Losanno
Ryanair Plane

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Ryanair flight FR3233 was forced to divert to Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport (BOD) after a passenger fell ill and could not be revived on the flight between Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport (AGP) and Manchester Airport (MAN). Cabin crew attempted CPR, but they were unsuccessful with the medical assistance they provided on the January 7th flight.

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Emergency personnel met the flight upon landing and it ended up being delayed until the next day. Passengers were told they would be given accommodations, but options were limited and many ended up sleeping in the airport.

A Ryanair spokesperson released a statement that reads:

This flight from Malaga to Manchester (7 Jan) diverted to Bordeaux when a passenger became ill on board. Cabin crew called ahead for medical assistance and the aircraft was met by paramedics upon arrival.

Passengers were provided with overnight accommodation, and despite Ryanair’s efforts to arrange transport to the hotel, availability of transport was limited, and passengers were advised that they could also arrange individual transport to the hotel and that they could claim back expenses on”

Passengers were interviewed by several news outlets and many complained about the disturbing scene and the fact that it occurred in front of children onboard the flight.

Anthony’s Take: My condolences to the family and friends of the passenger that passed away. It seems like the crew did everything they could to assist here and handled it in the best way possible given the situation.

(Featured Image Credit: Ryanair.)

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