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I feel for the crew who did such a good job with this evacuation, I’m sure there will have been arguments about taking bags off and the arrogance of people who disregarded crew instructions needs to be addressed. I hope they are prosecuted and jailed then banned from flying for five years at least.

For many years I have kept my passport, wallet and phone in my pockets during take off and landing with the belief that if evacuation was needed and I survived then I would be able to make out without difficulty if I had those things in the unthinkable situation that no other assistance was provided which of course it would be.

No laptop is worth a life and no one knew for absolute certainty that this aircraft was not going to explode as they gathered their belongings together.

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