Honeymooners ‘not put out’ by diversion to Island
A pair of British honeymooners returning home from Mexico found themselves in Bermuda recently after their flight was diverted to the Island.
According to The
Banbridge Leader, Stuart and Leanne Magill were returning to the UK on April 30 after a vacation in Cancun on a Thomas Cook Airlines flight when the captain reported a possible fire in the cabin.
The flight was diverted to Bermuda, landing safely at around 9pm with emergency personnel waiting.
Mr Magill said: “One of the TV systems, they think, short circuited and melted, and that’s where the smoke came from.
“It was most certainly not the most comfortable experience, but the captain and crew were great in keeping everyone as best informed as they could and at no stage did we think we were in immediate danger, though it was very unnerving.”
Mr Magill, a self-employed floor and wall tiler, said that the diversion had an upside, as he and his wife were given a suite at the Fairmont Southampton for their troubles.
“We were most certainly not put out,” he said. “We had an amazing wedding and honeymoon and the experience on the flight wasn’t that bad.
“At least we can say we have been to Bermuda now.”