Sunday, August 06, 2017

Flight Delayed, Air India Passengers Allegedly Sat Without AC For 3 Hours

Mumbai: As many as 282 passengers on board a Delhi-bound flight of Air India from Mumbai had a harrowing time today after they were allegedly made to sit in the aircraft for over three hours without air conditioning following a technical glitch in the Boeing 777 plane.
The flight, AI 809, which was scheduled to depart from the Chhtatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai at 11:15 AM for New Delhi, took off at 2:34 PM, after a delay of nearly three-and-a-half hours, news agency Press Trust of India reported, quoting an unnamed source
"During this period, all the passengers remained seated in the glitch-hit plane," the source said.
A passenger who tweeted a photo from the flight, said that the air conditioning was not working for at least one and a half hours of the wait time.
When contacted, an Air India spokesperson said that the technical snag forced the airline to delay the departure of its Mumbai-Delhi flight today morning.
05/08/17 PTI/NDTV