Scots easyJet flight cancelled moments before take-off with all passengers already on board

The flight was due to travel from Edinburgh to Bodrum
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An easyJet flight from Edinburgh was cancelled just moments before take-off with all the passengers already on board.

The EZY3283 to Bodrum in Turkey was preparing for take-off when a passenger took unwell on Wednesday. As reported by Edinburgh Live, the pilot was forced to return to the stand to allow the person to receive medical attention.

It's understood the flight was already delayed prior to the cancellation due to air traffic control restrictions - and following the incident onboard crew members had then exceeded their maximum operating hours.

The cancellation resulted in passengers having to be booked onto an alternative flight or receive a refund. One disgruntled passenger took to X, formally Twitter, claiming they had to fork out over £3,000 as a result.

They said: "Just been put off a plane at Edinburgh airport - told now no flight until Saturday and just book what you can elsewhere they are saying. No help whatsoever. It is awful please get us to Bodrum."

They added: "Just had to spend £3000 on a new flight and hotel outrageous when some people don’t have an option and holidays are ruined."

A spokesperson for easyJet said: "We are sorry that flight EZY3283 from Edinburgh to Bodrum yesterday afternoon was cancelled due to the aircraft returning to its stand prior to take off for a passenger requiring urgent medical care which led to the crew reaching their maximum safety regulated operating hours.

"We did everything possible to minimise the disruption for our customers and notified them directly of their options including a free transfer to an alternative flight, including with alternative carriers or a refund.

"The safety and wellbeing of customers and crew is easyJet's highest priority and whilst this was outside of our control, we are sorry for the inconvenience caused."

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