235 Welsh passengers walked free when their holiday aircraft from Cardiff broke into three pieces as it lurched off the runway at Gerona Airport on Tuesday 14 September 1999. One 83 year old passenger died three days later at his hotel. The Gerona Action Group has been established by a firm of lawyers in response to a request by 30 of the passengers. The aim of the group is to ask questions about the safety of holiday airports. Passengers claimed that it took emergency services one hour to come to their assistance. The Spanish authorities deny that it took so long but point to the poor visibility at the time which meant that it took them 10 minutes before they realised that the jet had left the runway and even longer to locate the plane.