Former flight attendant withdraws action over alleged injuries

Cassandra Reddin claimed she was hurt as Aer Lingus flight landed in Dublin

Cassandra Reddin, of Woodlands, Ratoath, Co Meath  arriving at the Four Courts  for the continuation of her High Court action for damages. Photograph: Collins Courts

Cassandra Reddin, of Woodlands, Ratoath, Co Meath arriving at the Four Courts for the continuation of her High Court action for damages. Photograph: Collins Courts

 

A former flight attendant who sued Aer Lingus claiming she was injured during an alleged heavy landing at Dublin Airport has withdrawn her High Court action.

Cassandra Reddin withdrew her case, in which she was represented by two senior counsel, a junior counsel and solicitor, on the fifth day of the hearing.

She had claimed she suffered injuries when Aer Lingus flight EI582 from Malaga to Dublin landed at Dublin Airport in November 2009.

Mr Justice Michael Hanna was told on Tuesday Ms Reddin wished to withdraw her action. The judge was asked to make an order striking out the case, with no order as to costs.

The outcome means Ms Reddin will have to pay any costs sought by her own side.

In her action, Ms Reddin (33), Woodlands Manor, Ratoath, Co Meath, alleged she suffered back and neck injuries as a result of the landing of the Malaga to Dublin flight on November 19th, 2009.

She alleged there was failure to adequately supervise the landing of the plane by a co-pilot and that she suffered soft tissue neck and back injury and whiplash. She also claimed she had nightmares afterwards where she woke up screaming.

Aer Lingus denied all the claims, including that the plane had “bounced” on landing.

Aer Lingus contended the plane did not bounce and argued a sudden gust of wind as the aircraft landed gave the plane its unusual landing.