easyJet denies claims of asking passengers whether the plane was safe to take off

Published on : Monday, June 12, 2017

easyjeteasyJet denied the reports that passengers on a heavily delayed flight from Malaga to Bristol were asked to vote on whether to take off with only one engine working.

 

Britain’s biggest budget airline has dismissed the report, what the Daily Mail reported that the captain “asked for a vote over whether they would like to remain on the plane or get off” and that he told them “there was a high chance that only one engine would be working”.

 

Following the protocols, the pilots needed to try to use one engine to start the other and that is a much standard procedure. According to easyJet, the captain asked the passengers if they would like to get off or remain on board whilst the engine start up sequence continued”.

 

It appears that some passengers wrongly inferred that the aircraft might take off with only one engine working. While all twin-jets are designed be capable of taking off and flying with only one engine, no pilot would contemplate doing so.

 

Flight EZY6058 from Malaga had originally been due to take off shortly before midnight on Thursday 8 June. But the flight was grounded and the passengers spent two nights in hotels in Malaga before re-boarding the Airbus hoping to return to Bristol.

 

Consequently, a placement aircraft was flown in flew the passengers safely to their destination.

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