Flight Attendant Sues Over Extreme Turbulence & Co-Pilot’s Landing Skills…then withdraws case

by Adam

An Aer Lingus flight attendant was in court two weeks ago suing the airline, claiming the co-pilot was not adequately supervised during landing. She says that passengers were screaming and that the landing was so violent that the overhead compartments opened up with duty free spilling onto the passengers as she thought the plane was about to veer off the runway. Her stated injuries are neck and back pain. She currently works in social media at the airline.

“I thought we were all dead — that the aeroplane was not going to stop,” “I was shaking.”

Other flight attendants on the Malaga to Dublin flight in November 2009 came to court and testified to support the claims:

“The plane bounced several times. The plane was swerving. I have never experienced a landing like it since. Passengers were standing, it was a horror.” It was the  scariest flight ever, I did not think any of us would be ok.”

The initial hearings were two weeks ago, but  in a strange turn of events, the flight attendant withdrew her lawsuit on the 5th day of hearings and now might be held liable for Aer Lingus legal bills. Something seems strange here…

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Claus November 28, 2015 - 7:19 am

According to the linked article she will only be liable for her own legal costs. No order as to costs means that there will be no obligation to pay the legal costs of Aer Lingus.

“Mr Justice Michael Hanna was told yesterday that Ms Reddin wished to withdraw her action and it could be struck out with no order as to costs.
She will now have to pay the legal costs of her own side which included two senior counsel, junior counsel and a solicitor.”

It’s a fairly common settlement tactic when you wish to cut your losses and get away from a lawsuit withour liability for the other sides legal costs – but it’s unusual during trial.


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