After regaining consciousness, the passenger - whose condition was then found not to be as serious as feared - doctors advised him to take a snack to recover. His wife asked for tea and some cookies for him ... and they were charged. “She only had a € 20 ticket so the crew left with her money and returned with the change about ten minutes later. He seemed very indifferent. "
"The doctors asked the crew if there was a defibrillator on board, to which the answer was, 'No,'" said a witness. “There were no blankets either and other passengers had to offer your own jackets To keep the man warm.
Ryanair declined to comment on the incident or to answer general questions related to the company's policy on medical on-board equipment or medical emergencies.
Jonathan Nicholson, of the Civil Aviation Authority, said: “As for what the medical team should be on board an airplane, there are specific requirements established for the whole of Europe, but it is a very basic team. Airlines can carry defibrillators, if they want, but it is not mandatory. If a company wants to carry more equipment, that depends on them. "
I, who just flew with Ryanair (Madrid - Girona - Madrid) and that in a couple of weeks I will do it again (Madrid - Pisa - Madrid), every time I arrive at the boarding gate I ask mentally that the most serious thing that happens is just a delay.
Via | Herald Scotland from Twitter @buscavuelos