Passengers on a flight from London Stansted joined together to pray when their plane was forced to make an emergency landing. The Titan Airways jet lost pressure and passengers had to wear oxygen mask while the Boeing 767 was landed at Amsterdam’s Schipol Airport.
Many of the passengers were Jewish and on a pilgrimage to Poland when the drama unfolded. The plane made the Mayday call at 9.43UTC, landing 17 minutes later in Amsterdam. Nobody was hurt.
A spokesman for the airline said: “There were no injuries among the passengers and crew but on arrival the aircraft was met by emergency service personnel as a precaution to ensure the welfare of the passengers. While such events are rare, all Titan Airways crew undergo regular rigorous training in accordance with EU EASA regulations to ensure they manage such situations successfully.”