Ibiza passengers refuse to board plane with ‘brake fault’

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A GROUP of 50 passengers due to travel from Ibiza to Madrid on AirEuropa flight UX6028 on Sunday (July 26), refused to board the flight after the pilot announced problems with the brake system.
The plane, a Boeing 737-800, was scheduled to take off from Ibiza airport at 9.40pm, and had already experienced delays due to the air traffic controller strikes.
One of the passengers told Spanish press agency Europapress that, after enquiring about the flight’s delay, the plane’s captain explained personally to him that he had noticed a fault on the anti-lock braking system of the craft, and he then proceeded to inform the rest of the passengers over loudspeakers.
The company’s solution was to fly on that craft as far as Palma de Mallorca and then board a different plane to Madrid. However, a number of passengers refused to “board a plane which is known not to be in the right condition to get to Madrid.”
The rest of the passengers who did board the plane said they did so in order not to miss other flight transfers or for work reasons.
AirEuropa has not yet made any comments on the incident.

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