VIDEO: Pilot asks passengers to vote whether he should fly with a faulty engine
Passengers on board an EasyJet trip were so frightened they vomited after the pilot asked for a vote on whether he should fly with a broken engine.
The trip had already been one of serious trial and tribulation - passengers had endured two full days of delays to their flight from southern Spain's Malaga to Bristol when the pilot took the terrifying vote.
"He asked for a show of hands. There were some who just wanted to try it, they wanted to get home. But most didn't. There were girls hyperventilating, lots of people were panicking," a passenger from Bath said.
"There were elderly people on there, and lots of children. The worst thing was we had to wait another hour or two before they would actually let us off the plane."
Passengers told Bristol Post prior to the incident, EasyJet put them up in "cockroach-infested" hotels, so dirty some people slept in their clothes on top of the bed.
Passenger Lauren Adams said the entire experience was terrible. Once it was clear they were not flying on Thursday, it took EasyJet three hours to sort out buses, and then they were sent to an "appalling" hotel with no money for food.
They arrived in the early hours of the morning, and then were up to get a bus back to the airport for 6am. That flight was then cancelled and the 140 passengers were taken to yet another hotel.
It was when they finally boarded a flight back home that the pilot announced one of the engines wasn't starting, passengers said. When he asked for a show of hands from who thought he should attempt to fly back, people cried, vomited and had panic attacks, local media reports.
EasyJet told the Bristol Post passengers were provided with meal vouchers, hotel accommodation and updates.
"EasyJet fleet complies with all manufacturers requirements. EasyJet passengers' safety and wellbeing is our first priority. We sincerely apologise and thank our passengers for their patience."
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