Holiday makers raise civil case against Jet2 over Tenerife airport bus crash

People at airport waiting to board flight

HOLIDAY makers have launched a compensation bid against Jet2 after an airport bus crash last month.

Passengers suffered fractured limbs and lacerations from broken glass after the collision at Tenerife Airport.

It happened when a truck carrying concrete pillars crashed into the side of a transfer bus as it ferried passengers from the plane to the terminal.

To date 12 people have sought advice from Digby Brown Solicitors but it’s thought there are around 50 others injured who may consider legal action.

Mark Gibson, Partner at Digby Brown and head of the Foreign & Travel team, said: “This was a harrowing incident for the passengers - those affected included elderly passengers or families with small children.

“Dozens were left with significant physical injuries while others are still suffering from mental trauma of being involved in a significant traffic collision.

“It has emerged in our investigations that some passengers, despite nursing multiple injuries, were reluctant to seek medical help as they were fearful about the upfront cost of medical care.

“Clearly this had a significant impact on their ability to enjoy holidays that they had been looking forward to for some time.”

Around 150 people were on the Jet2 flight which had just landed at Tenerife South after arriving from Glasgow.

Mr Gibson added: “The civil claims are made possible against Jet2, without the need to sue abroad, due to an International Treaty called the Montreal Convention which provides that an airline is responsible for the safety and welfare of passengers until they have completed the disembarkation process.

“We are now pursuing a number of civil claims against Jet2 with the view of securing fair settlement for these holidaymakers.”