"Hours after the crash and rescues, at least one passenger was less than complimentary about the work of some of the flight attendants during the accident.
Gwen Dunlop, a Toronto resident who was on the flight returning from vacation in France, said when the plane first touched down the passengers believed they had landed safely and clapped with relief.
'Only seconds later, it started really moving and obviously it wasn’t OK,' said Dunlop. 'At some point the wing was off. The oxygen masks never came down; the plane was filling up with smoke.'
'One of the hostesses said, ‘You can calm down, it’s OK,’ and yet the plane was on fire and smoke was pouring in,' Dunlop told The AP. "
PERHAPS DUNLOP WOULD'VE PREFERRED THE CAPTAIN TO'VE COME ON THE P.A. SYSTEM AND ANNOUNCED:
"EVERYBODY, RUN FOR YOU LIVES. . . SHE'S GONNA BLOW!"
DUNLOP THEN ADDED:
“I don’t like to criticize, but the staff did not seem helpful or prepared.”
AND YET, THE FLIGHT CREW STILL MANAGED TO GET ALL 300 OFF THE PLANE IN AN UNBELIEVABLE NINETY SECONDS FLAT! JUST THINK HOW QUICKLY ALL WOULD HAVE GOTTEN OFF HAD THE CREW NOT BEEN SO UN"HELPFUL" AND UN"PREPARED."
THERE'S JUST NO PLEASIN' SOME FOLKS. (AND I'M NOT ENTIRELY CONVINCED THAT DUNLOP DOESN'T "LIKE TO CRITICIZE.")