Passengers Asked For 'Show Of Hands' To Take Risky Flight
Airline safety seems to have taken on a new level with budget UK carrier, EasyJet.
Passengers on a flight from Spain to Bristol claim they were asked whether asked to vote on whether they wanted to stay on a plane or not.
Well, here’s the kicker: what if the pilot told you that one of the engines wasn’t working?
But wait, it gets monumentally worse.
The pilot reportedly told them there was a 50/50 chance of both engines working, and wanted a show of hands to see who was up for the risk.
One passenger was so traumatised at the question, he threw up.
The thing is, the flight had already been delayed for 40 hours, which reportedly sent some people “into a frenzy”.
"He said we could stay on the plane - we'd been on it waiting for an hour at this point and been in Malaga for two nights extra already - or he'd see if we would be allowed to get off again," said passenger Terri Hill.
"At this point there was a bit of a mutiny on the plane, an awful lot of shouting and people crying, and demanding to get off.
Another passenger said the pilot “gave us the option” and asked for a show of hands.
"There were some who just wanted to try it, they wanted to get home. But most didn't,” he said.
A spokesman for EasyJet said the pilot attempted to use one engine to start the other engine, as is normal procedure.
"Because he was aware that the passengers had already been considerably delayed due to a technical problem the pilot asked the passengers if they would like to get off or remain on board whilst the engine start up sequence continued.
"At no point did the pilot ask passengers, or would ever attempt, to fly the aircraft without both engines working correctly."
A replacement plane was later brought in.
Why it wasn’t just brought over in the first instance is unknown.