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Ryanair planes crash into each other at Dublin airport

Damage to two Ryanair planes that clipped each other at Dublin airportRyanair, the World’s Most Hated Airline, have had a little accident today at Dublin Airport involving two of their aircraft crashing into each other.

The winglet of one of the Irish airline’s Boeing 737s scraped against the tail of another. Both planes, one heading to Edinburgh and the other to Charleroi, Belgium, were returned to the stand.

No injuries were reported but minor delays to other flights were expected after the incident on Tuesday morning.

A Ryanair spokeswoman said: “Both aircraft were under the instruction of Dublin airport air traffic control at the time. There was no impact on customers on board. Affected customers will board two replacement aircraft which will depart to Brussels Charleroi and Edinburgh later this morning. Ryanair apologises sincerely to customers for any inconvenience.”

The winglet of one plane was broken off in the incident.

Emergency services attended the scene, and government air accident investigators will conduct an inquiry.

Dublin airport has resumed normal service, although Ryanair said passengers could be delayed as a result of the incident.

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Ryanair recent incidents

ryanair-leave-marseilleRyanair, The World’s Most Hated Airline, have had a few incidents over the last few days, as reported on AV Herald, including 2 flights diverted with engine problems.

On the 12th August, a Ryanair Boeing 737-800, registration EI-ESL performing flight FR-6370 from Barcelona,SP (Spain) to Las Palmas,CI (Spain) with 168 passengers, was enroute at FL370 about 170nm southsouthwest of Faro (Portugal) when the crew reported engine (CFM56) trouble, turned around and diverted to Faro for a safe landing on runway 28 about 45 minutes later.

On 16 August, a Ryanair Boeing 737-800, registration EI-EGD performing flight FR-7602 from Bremen (Germany) to Vilnius (Lithuania) with 164 passengers, rejected takeoff from Bremen’s runway 09 at low speed after the crew noticed a strong odour in the cockpit. The aircraft slowed safely and returned to the apron.

Also on the 16th August, a Ryanair Boeing 737-800, registration EI-EMI performing flight FR-1228 from Tenerife Sur Reina Sofia,CI (Spain) to Billund (Denmark), was climbing out of Tenerife’s runway 08 when the crew stopped the climb at FL070 reporting engine trouble, descended the aircraft to 4000 feet to burn off fuel and returned to Tenerife for a safe landing on runway 08 about 2 hours after departure.

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Ryanair spewing out nearly as much CO2 as Cyprus does

ryanair-fumesRyanair, the World’s Most Hated Airline, have a fleet of aircraft that belch out almost as much carbon dioxide as the island country of Cyprus and its entire population of 1.1 million people, according to the Irish Independent.

The no-frills airline spewed out about 7.5 million tonnes of CO2 last year, according to a spokesman for Ryanair.

Cyprus, which is thronged with more than two million tourists a year, produces 7.9 million tonnes of carbon emissions annually, according to latest figures from the Environmental Assessment Agency in the Netherlands and the European Commission.

Despite its population of 85 million people and having one of the highest numbers of cattle in the world, Ethiopia burps out less carbon dioxide than Ryanair. Ethiopia’s annual carbon dioxide output comes to 7.2m tonnes.

Ethiopia is not the only country with a lower carbon footprint than Michael O’Leary’s Ryanair. The airline throws out about 75 per cent more carbon dioxide a year than the Bahamas — and more CO2 than Cameroon, Georgia or Moldova.

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Ryanair in safety warning claims over cutting fuel

slide_4584_63779_largeRyanair, the World’s Most Hated Airline, could be putting passengers at risk by restricting the amount of fuel they carry in an attempt to cut costs, according to an article in the Independent last week

In a strongly worded report, Spanish safety investigators said that “market competition” was forcing airlines to carry less emergency fuel to improve competitiveness.

And they warned that air traffic controllers might not be able to cope if, due to bad weather or a closed a runway, they were faced with multiple planes trying to land with minimum fuel levels on board.

The official report into the Ryanair Flight RY9ZC on-route from Stansted to Alicante in Spain with 170 passengers on board in May 2010 reveals regulators’ concerns about the policy. It details how the 27-year-old Ryanair captain decided not to take on any additional fuel other than that calculated in his flight plan.

In fact, due to better than expected weather conditions and a lower than estimated take-off weight, the plane’s fuel consumption was 477kg less than had been predicted. But as the plane approached the airport it faced unexpectedly strong winds and was forced abandon two attempts to land.

At that point the captain, and his 22-year-old co-pilot, made a decision to divert to Valencia. But while approaching the airport, the crew had to declare a Mayday.

The plane landed safely but a measurement of fuel after landing showed it had just 956kg remaining, 183kg below the final fuel reserve of 1,139kg required as part of its total fuel on take off. If the plane had had predicted conditions on route it would have had only 15 minutes of flying time.

In its analysis of the incident, the Spanish Civil Aviation Accident and Incident Investigation Commission said it was concerned that if more airlines adopted Ryanair’s fuel strategy then safety could be compromised.

The report concluded that the cause of the incident was the crew’s “inadequate decision-making process”.

Read the full Independent article here: http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/exclusive-safety-warning-as-budget-airlines-such-as-ryanair-cut-fuel-levels-for-flights-8749046.html

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Ryanair delay leaves passengers sweating

Ryanair, the World’s Most Hated Airline, kept passengers on board a plane for two hours in temperatures of 38 degrees due to a delay and the airline not activating cooling systems, according to a story on http://www.lavanguardia.com

The passengers, some of whom look like they are either collapsing, or about to, are caught on this film shot by one of them. Not very nice at all by the looks of it. One wonders why Ryanair are so intent on treating passengers so badly. Turn on the air-con! There is also the presumption that water was not handed out unless paid for at £5 per bottle.

 

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Ryanair flight infested with ticks – passengers charged ‘bite fee’

Ryanair, the World’s Most Hated Airline, are facing legal action by Italian consumer watchdog Codacons after passengers travelling from Denmark to Rome on Thursday reported receiving insect bites during their flight.

In a statement the organisation said it would be filing a complaint with the Rome prosecutor’s office and asking for compensation on behalf of the travellers.

Passengers had to receive medical treatment on arriving in the capital as a result of soreness and itching caused by the bites, thought to be the work of ticks. The plane was subsequently grounded and disinfested before resuming service on Friday morning.

Ryanair, keen to make a quick buck, are retrospectively charging passengers credit cards with a £5 tick bite surcharge.  Blood sucking bastards.

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Ryanair incident leaves 16 injured in Gran Canaria to Madrid flight

Ryanair, the World’s Most Hated Airline, suffered a cabin depressurization on Flight FR2011 (Madrid-Gran Canaria) this week forcing the flight to make an emergency landing at Barajas airport shortly after takeoff.

The pilots carried out emergency procedures, oxygen masks were deployed and they began a controlled descent of the aircraft to the appropriate height.

The plane returned to Madrid “immediately” and landed normally at 8.25 hours disembarking passengers “safely”.

After the incident, sixteen passengers were treated by medical services.vFourteen of them were discharged and two were taken to a hospital but were discharged hours later.

The full story is available, translated by Google here: http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.farodevigo.es%2Fespana%2F2012%2F09%2F08%2Fnuevo-incidente-avion-ryanair-deja-16-heridos-vuelo-madrid-gran-canaria%2F681324.html%3Futm_medium%3Drss&act=url

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Ryanair emergency descent ‘forced by maintenance errors’

A jet operated by Ryanair, the World’s Most Hated Airline, forced to make an emergency 21,000ft descent in April this year, was not properly maintained, a report says.

Thirteen people were hurt when the captain of the Ryanair service was forced to make the manoeuvre when the aircraft lost cabin pressure.

Solicitors for some passengers on the Milan-to-East Midlands flight on 4 April said they had “serious concerns” over pressure controller failures.

Ryanair said it would follow any recommendations in the final report.

The flight from Milan Bergamo airport had 134 passengers on board.

The crew took the plane from 31,000ft to 10,000ft in five minutes to make sure the passengers could breathe and then diverted to Frankfurt-Hahn airport.

The interim report by the German Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation found that when the main pressure controller failed, its back up also failed because it had been incorrectly installed.

It also highlighted possible changes in how aircraft maker Boeing could make the controller easier to fit.

Nottingham couple Melvin and Jacqueline Frater, who were on board, said: “It was as bad as you would expect – and worse. You just can’t believe it is happening.

“You can’t afford to make those sort of mistakes when so many lives depend on the safety of the aircraft.”

Solicitors Irwin Mitchell said: “While it is welcome that the causes of this incident have been identified in the interim report, a fault with one pressure controller and a badly designed shipping plug on the other gives rise to serious concerns.”

A Ryanair spokesman said: “Ryanair notes the German Authority interim report into an aircraft depressurisation in April 2012.

“The German report suggests that Boeing redesigns a ‘black shipping plug’ to make it more ‘clearly visible’ for maintenance staff, and Ryanair will follow any recommendations made by the final report.”

A final report on the incident is due to be published at a future date and its findings are subject to possible alteration.

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Ryanair stewardess falls from aircraft

A stewardess from Ryanair, the World’s most hated airline, was injured on Tuesday after falling from the rear door of the aircraft onto the floor some 3 meters below.

It is yet unknown whether she fell accidently, jumped or was pushed by a disgrunted passenger.

Apparently, the Ryanair aircraft was running late and the flight was supposed to have left at 10.15am. But when passengers were finally allowed to start boarding the plane around 11am, the atmosphere was one of stress and staff was rushing around, according to passengers.

“It was very confusing and unprofessional. It was almost like a state of panic when everything had to be done really quickly,” one passenger told daily Expressen.

Surely just a description of a normal flight on Ryanair?

The vehicle which carried the stairs by which the passengers access the plane had backed away and seconds later the hostess had tumbled out the door.

The woman sustained injuries to her head and was bleeding when the ambulance came to pick her up, according to the passenger. According to Nyberg, she was able to answer questions asked by the medical staff but had no further information about her status.

IHR wish the poor girl a speedy recovery.

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Ryanair jets collide at Seville airport

Ryanair, the World’s most hated airline, have reportedly been involved in a collision between two of their aircraft at Seville airport.

According to the report on the ABC de Sevilla website, both aircraft were pushed back from their stands at the same time resulting in the wing from one aircraft striking the tail of the other causing minor damage (see image) and a resulting delay to the passengers on both aircraft.

In other news, Ryanair are cutting services at Edinburgh airport axing flights to destinations including Fuerteventura, Spain, and Frankfurt from October, adding to the five routes that the wannabe airline said in February it would remove from its summer schedule.

The cuts will reduce the number of its passengers using Edinburgh by about 500,000 a year — from 1.8m to 1.3m, and cost 500 jobs, according to Ryanair.

Read more: http://www.irishexaminer.com/business/ryanair-to-cut-edinburgh-routes-190374.html

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