Friday, November 13, 2009

Ryanair's plane destroyed a roof

Low-flying Boeing 737 of Ryanair has knocked down a chimney and some roof tiles from the house of 82-year-old Inge Matschkus, who was picking up apples in her orchard at that time. The incident took place in Gross Groenau in northern Germany. The plane was heading for landing at the airport in Luebeck, which is the second airport serving Hamburg area. The news was broken by Luebecker Nachrichten newspaper, and the aiprort's spokesperson confirmed the incident.

What differs is the reports of witnesses and ATC. The former claim that the plane was flying very low. According to ATC it should be flying at least 300 meters above inhibited areas and that was the case with the Ryanair plane. Without the agreement on the cause of the incident it may be difficult for Ms Matschkus to obtain a compensation. She lives off a modest retirement pension and is unable to fix the roof.

The airport in Luebeck is also a destination for Wizz Air flights from Gdańsk.

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