Ryanair passenger seriously injured in accident in Girona

The Aviation Herald is reporting today that a woman fell from the airstairs from a plane operated by Ryanair, the World’s most hated airline, seriously injuring herself.

The Ryanair Boeing 737-800, registration EI-DAX performing flight FR-9396 from Girona to Leeds with 162 passengers and 6 crew, was boarding for departure, when a female passenger fell through the railing of the integral air stair of the aircraft.

The NTSB reported, that the woman received serious injuries.

The accident is being investigated by Spain’s CIAIAC (Comision de Investigacion de Accidentes e Incidents de Aviacion Civil).

This is not the first time that Ryanair have had problems with the airstair units that they insist on using to save money.

On June 27 last year, a Boeing 737-800 had parked at Dublin Airport following a flight from Krakow. During disembarkation from the rear door the first three passengers emerged from the aircraft onto the mobile air stairs unit. The stairs then partially collapsed.

Investigators for the Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) of the Department of Transport, found the locking mechanism on the unit was creating a “false” lock condition which was sufficient to allow one person to stand on the sliding stair without adverse consequence, but not three.

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4 thoughts on “Ryanair passenger seriously injured in accident in Girona

  1. >This is not the first time that Ryanair have had problems with the airstair >units that they insist on using to save money.
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    >During disembarkation from the rear door the first three passengers >emerged from the aircraft onto the mobile air stairs unit. The stairs then >partially collapsed.

    Since when does Ryanair have them at the rear of the aircraft? If I remember correctly, they use stairs provided by the airport for their rear door.

  2. I did not question the fact that this happened as I read the other article, too. I was merely surprised that Ryanair have them at the rear, too, since I’ve never seen a Ryanair plane using them. Instead, they’ve always used the stairs provided for by the airport itself, which, in my opinion, means that Ryanair cannot be liable for the incident, but the airport or the manufacturers of the stairs or whoever.

  3. To “just wondering”: it was that airport steps. But they are owned by Ryanair, and the handlers are employed by Ry as well. So Ry probably had to pay a lot to that passenger…

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