Passengers report bleeding from their ears after commercial flight lost cabin pressure

Jul 17, 2018
01:09 A.M.

189 passengers were aboard the plane headed to Croatia. After an emergency landing, many passengers complained about bleeding ears, as well as mistreatment from Ryanair.


More than 30 passengers were taken to the hospital after a Ryanair plane had “in-flight depressurization,” as reported by the officials. Following the incident, passengers complained about the awful treatment they allegedly received from the airline.

A passenger named Roxanne Brownlee and Sara Silhelnik expressed their concerns to ABC News about the entire incident.

Brownlee told the news outlet that it was the “most terrifying thing” she had ever experienced.


For more updates and details about the incident, follow us on Twitter at AmoMama USA.

Brownlee said, “The oxygen masks just fell down in front of us -- we were given no context, there was no announcement,” and added, “We were all kind of scrambling trying to put the oxygen masks on and people were screaming, crying and shouting.”


Ryanair’s spokesperson explained that the depressurization caused the deployment of the oxygen masks. The plane was supposed to take 189 passengers from Dublin, Ireland to Zadar, Croatia but had to do an emergency landing at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport in Germany.

Brownlee and Silhelnik claimed that no one from the flight attendants or the captain updated the passengers when the plane started plummeting.


Brownlee shared that she thought they were going to die.

When the plane arrived at the airport in Germany, 33 people were brought to the hospital. The authorities said they were treated for headaches, earaches, and nausea.

For Silhelnik and Brownlee, they said the treatment they received after the landing was “disgraceful.”


“They brought in about 100 burgers, for 189 of us there. They said elderly and families with small children can sleep on cots in the basement, the rest of us was just sort of left floating around,” shared Brownlee.

She also revealed that they were up for more than 36 hours. They were all exhausted and traumatized from the entire ordeal.


A spokesperson from Ryanair claimed they provided their customers with refreshment vouchers and hotel accommodation, but the spokesperson admitted that there was a shortage of available accommodation.

On July 14th, another plan from Ryanair brought most of the passengers to their original destination in Croatia. 22 out of the 33 hospitalized passengers were brought to Croatia via bus since they were not allowed to travel by plane.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Related posts

Before Disembarking Plane, Pilot Notices Last Passenger inside Who Is a Carbon Copy of Him – Story of the Day

March 30, 2022

Man Mocks Boy Reading Aloud on Plane, Begs Pardon by the End of the Flight — Story of the Day

April 20, 2022

On a Flight, Woman Recognizes Pilot's Voice She Hadn't Heard for 19 Years — Story of the Day

January 24, 2022

Millionaire Mocks Poor Woman with 3 Kids on Business Class Flight until Pilot Interrupts Him — Story of the Day

February 06, 2022

Rich Man Mocks Poor Heavy Woman on the Plane until He Hears Captain's Voice Speaking to Her — Story of the Day

February 05, 2022

Lonely Mom Is Praying over Sick Baby in Crib When a Man Walks up to Her Doorstep — Story of the Day

January 30, 2022

Mom-Of-4 Traveling Alone Can't Calm Her Kids Down So the Pilot Takes One of Them in His Arms

January 26, 2022

Couple on Their Way Home with Newly-Adopted Baby Hear Their Names during Attendant's Announcement

March 19, 2022

An Hour before Boarding, Little Boy Asks His Mother: 'Is the Plane Going to Crash?'

January 28, 2022

Flight Attendant Hears a Baby Crying, Takes Her from Her Mom to Breastfeed

March 16, 2022

Man Performs CPR to Homeless Woman, Days Later He Wakes Up a Millionaire — Story of the Day

March 13, 2022

Passengers Ignore Crying Newborn Girl until Driver Realizes Baby’s Parents Are Not on the Bus – Story of the Day

May 23, 2022

Bus Driver Stops Bus after Seeing Girl on the Road Screaming 'She's Having a Seizure, I'm Scared'

March 13, 2022

After Husband's Death, Stewardess Runs into Man Who Looks Exactly like Him on the Plane — Story of the Day

February 19, 2022