Germanwings plane makes unscheduled stop in Venice after passenger suffers 'apprehension'

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    Germanwings plane makes unscheduled stop in Venice after passenger suffers 'apprehension'

     
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    apprehension???
     
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    I think something has been "lost in translation" - even the original article doesn't make much sense.
     
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    Panic attack?
     
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    apprehension
    aprɪˈhɛnʃ(ə)n/
    noun
    noun: apprehension; plural noun: apprehensions
    1. 1.
      anxiety or fear that something bad or unpleasant will happen.
      "he felt sick with apprehension"
      synonyms: anxiety, angst, alarm, worry, uneasiness, unease, nervousness, misgiving, disquiet, concern, agitation, restlessness, edginess, fidgetiness, nerves, tension, trepidation, perturbation, consternation, panic, fearfulness, dread, fear, shock, horror, terror;More
      foreboding, presentiment;
      informalbutterflies in the stomach, the willies, the heebie-jeebies
      "he had been filled with apprehension at having to report his failure"
      antonyms: confidence
    2. 2.
      understanding; grasp.
      "his first apprehension of such large issues"
      synonyms: understanding, grasp, comprehension, realization, recognition, appreciation, discernment, perception, awareness, cognizance, consciousness, penetration
      "she was popular because of her quick apprehension of the wishes of the people"
    3. 3.
      the action of arresting someone.
      "they acted with intent to prevent lawful apprehension"
      synonyms: arrest, capture, seizure, catching;More
      detention, imprisonment, incarceration;
      informalcollaring, nabbing, nailing, pinching, bust, busting;
      informalnick
      "police activity centred around the apprehension of a perpetrator"
     
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    Here's the "core":

    "When the plane landed, the captain told us over the microphone, in English, that a crew member and passenger were unwell and so he decided to land at Marco Polo."
     
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    I guess so, looks like that a passenger experienced "apprehension" = anxiety, which could be associated with what happened to the Germanwings plane "crashing" into the French Alps.
     
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    So the guy needed to get a grip!

    Why did he think about it before boarding??? :confused:
     
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    Maybe the passenger was only overcome when in the air and that's when it "hit" that a Germanwings plane had been deliberately crashed into the French Alps a few days earlier, it's all about psychology and yes, such an event can have implications on passengers and everyone reacts differently to what has happened. Wouldn't really blame the passenger, of course the passenger could've thought about this before boarding, but sometimes it's difficult to gauge. Panik attacks are difficult to forsee, often they happen all of a sudden, just think of people in different situations, such attacks could happen to anyone for very different reason and sometimes we believe just like the passenber / possibly / thought the situation is under control, but mostly this comes "out of the blue" and can't be controlled, the pilot did the right thing and yes, it's hard to stomach for fellow passengers such a delay, I wouldn't be happy either, but we got to understand, especially at these times, it's important to be aware that it could happen to everyone, not only on planes, and it's better to be aware than thinking about solutions which might be not available to the individual in the first place.
     
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    In this context, is apprehension the same as fear of flying or fear of flying Germanwings? Maybe things got worse as the plane flew over the Alps.

    Presumably they offloaded the passenger, but what about the crew member? Was the delay due to then the lack of one crew member? Or did the entire crew time out?
     
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    I guess it was the fear of "flying with Germanwings" and regarding the crew, the plane flew on to Rome and landed safely.
     
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    Yes, but there was a delay of five hours and twenty minutes. To me, that suggests that they had to wait for crew. It doesn't take five hours to land, deplane one or two people, refuel, file a new flight plan, and fly from VCE to FCO.
     
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    "Two people, a passenger and a member of the crew, were struck by strong nausea and needed medical treatment," the company said in a statement."
    Doesn't sound much like a panic attack...... nor, for that matter, apprehension - food poisoning? That's why it doesn't make much sense to me.
     
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