- Passengers told Israeli media that 10 people fainted during the flight
- One passenger said she reported a ‘strong smell of gas’ to cabin crew
- She said a flight attendant told her it was ‘OK’ and not to worry
- Passengers said ‘hysterical’ cabin crew asked if a doctor was on board
- Air Europa said around six passengers ‘had temporary indisposition’
- Airline spokesperson said they recovered after drinking a ‘cola drink’
- There is ‘no gas of any type’ on new Boeing 737 aircraft, said airline
Passengers and crew faced mid-air panic on board an Air Europa charter flight after several travellers fainted while en route to Tel Aviv from Barcelona, according to reports.
After landing at Ben Gurion Airport this morning passengers told Israeli media that flight attendants were ‘hysterical’, there was a strong smell of ‘gas’ in the cabin during the four-hour journey, and 10 people lost consciousness.
One passenger told Israeli news website Ynet: ‘They did not let people get up in the bathroom because they were afraid more people would faint.’
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