€40,000 compensation after cabin pressure loss caused several Ryanair customers’ ears to bleed during emergency landing
Jul 18, 2022

Coleman Legal has secured a €40,000 settlement for a passenger of a Ryanair flight who suffered injuries due to a sudden loss of cabin pressure on a flight.


The Ryanair flight, which was carrying 139 passengers, was travelling from Dublin to Zadar, Croatia when the pilots were forced to make an emergency landing into Frankfurt Hahn Airport in Germany. The incident, which took place on July 13th, 2018, was described as serious in an interim report by the German Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation.

The plaintiff was one of 33 passengers who had to be hospitalized, with some bleeding from their ears. Along with severe ear pain, the plaintiff suffered a shock to her entire nervous system. She was subsequently prescribed medication to treat the anxiety and stress caused by the incident and had to attend counselling for symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Additionally, the plaintiff was forced to sit on her bag for several hours in the airport and was restricted from accessing her baggage which contained medication she had been taking at the time for an infection.

A number of lawsuits have been brought due to the incident, with Coleman Legal representing 18 other clients in their claims.

If you have been involved in an accident or suffered an injury at the hands of another person, we would advise all persons to contact our personal injury solicitors at the earliest available opportunity. To speak with one of our team of experienced personal injury team, call (Free Phone) 1800 844 104 or complete our online enquiry form.

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Clodagh Magennis

Clodagh Magennis

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