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A Ryanair passenger has revealed how she prepared herself for death and wrote a final message to her relatives as the plane she was travelling on carried out a rapid emergency landing.
Elisha Reamonn was travelling on the Croatia-bound jet with her partner, Cuan Rynhart, when the plane lost cabin pressure and was forced to make an emergency landing in Frankfurt, Germany.
The Irish Mirror reported how oxygen masks dropped from overhead compartments as the plane began a rapid descent.
In a tweet, Elisha, from Dublin, said she thought she was a 'true goner' and that she 'just wanted the end to come fast'.
She explained that there was 'fizzling' in her ears and 'huge pressure of the eyes' as well as an intense burning smell circulating the cabin. Well that's us put off flying for life.
She told the Irish Mirror: "I put my hand out into the aisle and mouthed 'I love you' to Cuan.
"I tried to write a message on my phone in case it was going to be my last to my family, but I couldn't see properly. My eyes felt like they were popping out of my head.
"An automated announcement on the aircraft's speaker system repeated the phrase 'emergency descent' three times.
"Passengers said that after the aircraft leveled out, a crew member announced that 'any burning you smell is just because of the release of oxygen.'"
According to the Mirror pressure from landing caused many passengers to blood from the ears and mouth.
Elisha sought medical assistance but refused to be put on a drip because she felt there were other people who required it more.
Elisha said the cabin crew on the three hour flight from Dublin to Zadar in Croatia, were very helpful throughout and tried to help all the passengers.
She said: "I appreciate the staff on the flight so much, and everybody is so grateful to the pilot for getting us to the ground safely.
"But it was 30 minutes of breathing into the oxygen mask, trying to hold my ears with the pain while at the same time being utterly, utterly convinced I was going to die."
A Ryanair spokesman said: "This flight from Dublin to Zadar [July 13] diverted to Frankfurt Hahn due to an inflight depressurisation.
"In line with standard procedure, the crew deployed oxygen masks and initiated a controlled descent.
"The aircraft landed normally and customers disembarked, where a small number received medical attention as a precaution.
"Customers were provided with refreshment vouchers and hotel accommodation was authorised, however there was a shortage of available accommodation.
"Customers will board a replacement aircraft which will depart to Zadar this morning and Ryanair sincerely apologised for any inconvenience."
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