Sunday 31 July 2016

'We don't want to die' - Ryanair apologise for cabin crew member's 'regrettable comment'

Published 17/01/2016 | 16:56

A Ryanair jet takes off.
A Ryanair jet takes off.

Ryanair have apologised for a "regrettable comment" made by a Ryanair cabin crew member "in the heat of the moment".

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A short video clip being shared on Facebook appears to depict a cabin crew member explaining that a plane cannot take off due to ice on the wing, after which she appears to joke "we don't want to die".

A representative for Ryanair told Independent.ie that the company "will be speaking to the crew member involved and apologise for the regrettable comment she made in the heat of the moment".

Passenger Ella Ryan posted the short clip on Facebook where it has been viewed over 16,000 times in 17 hours.

The video appears to have since been deleted. from Facebook, but it had been republished widely on YouTube and other video sharing websites.

Ryan was on a flight from Glasgow to Dublin which had allegedly been delayed "almost eight hours".

Ryan described reaction to the cabin crew member's comments as "absolute mayhem".

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