Flight forced to divert after woman scalded

RYANAIR could find itself in hot water after one of its jets was forced to descend from 37,000 feet and divert to an airport in Germany after a woman was scalded in an onboard accident.

The airline has refused to comment on the incident which involved flight FR9628, which had departed Liverpool Airport at 2.35pm on Tuesday en route to Poznan in Poland.

The Boeing 737-800 jet had reached its cruising altitude of 37,000 and was flying over Amsterdam at around 4.40pm when the woman sustained serious burns.

Crew members and passengers helped the woman, but it was decided she should receive hospital treatment. The crew requested permission to divert and land at Bremen almost 300km away and the plane touched down safely 30 minutes later.

The passenger was taken to hospital while the plane flew to Poznan with a delay of 90 minutes. It is understood the woman was later released and travelled to Ponzan by train.

Last Saturday a Ryanair flight from Jerez in Spain to Frankfurt Hahn airport in Germany was forced to abort its approach to Hahn airport and divert to Weeze.

A number of rescue helicopters were scrambled while airport emergency crews were also deployed.

It is understood that bad weather conditions, including thunderstorms at Hahn, may have forced the diversion, however, Ryanair has not commented on why emergency procedures were put in place at Weeze Airport.

Ryanair’s Stephen McNamara would only say: “Ryanair operates over 1,400 flights daily and we have a policy of not commenting on individual routine flight incidents.”


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