Irish airline passengers are bitten by bedbugs in flight
Rome, September 7, 2012
A group of passengers of an Irish Airline Ryanair had to be assisted due to bedbugs bites on a flight that left London to Rome.
The Passengers Began to feel discomfort shortly after takeoff. Many complained about a terrible itching in the legs.
When the plane landed at Rome’s Ciampino airport, the vast majority had to undergo prophylactic treatment, provided by airport security protocol.
Meanwhile, the aircraft was isolated for disinfection, following the same protocol guides.
The company did not confirm whether the bugs were in the unit or if they were carried by a passenger.
More trouble for Ryanair
The budget airline had to make two emergency landings on Friday to technical breakdowns.
One of the flights had to land at the airport of Bergamo in Lombardy (northern Italy) while covering the route of the Croatian town of Pola and Rygge airport in the Norwegian capital, Oslo. Apparently the fault was originated in an engine.
The other flight was from Madrid to the Canary Islands and suffered a depressurization, causing a stir among the passengers. The plane had to return to Madrid and at least 16 people had to be treated for ear discomfort and severe headaches.