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RyanAir executive says seat belts on planes are useless

November 11, 2012|By Hugo Martin
  • Michael O'Leary, head of Ryanair.
Michael O'Leary, head of Ryanair. (Daily Caller )

Seat belts on airplanes are useless.

That was the latest rant by Michael O’Leary, the chief executive for RyanAir, the ultra-low-cost airline based in Ireland.

O’Leary, who opposes seat belts because he is pushing for standing-room sections of his planes, called aviation authorities who disagree with him “plonkers.”

“Seat belts don't matter,” O’Leary told The Telegraph. “If there ever was a crash on an aircraft, God forbid, a seat belt won’t save you.”

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