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Most passengers 'feared death'

A Ryanair flight carrying British holidaymakers has been forced to make an unscheduled landing due to a loss of cabin pressure, the company has said.

Arctic explorer Pen Hadow, who was on the plane with his wife and two young children, told the BBC how there was "strange rushing air sound, sort of sucking air sound," then "we started going into a pretty serious descent".

He said the majority of passengers he spoke to thought they were going to die.

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