Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Passengers fight freezing cold on flight in Canada. Indian live-tweets 16-hour horror

New Delhi: In an unfortunate turn of events, numerous passengers had to battle extremely cold weather conditions and also survive on inadequate food, stranded on the tarmac of Goose Bay airport in Canada on Saturday.

Reason? One of the doors of the airplane was jammed and could not be shut. This resulted in passengers struggling in the -20 degree Celsius weather, with a flight attendant posted by the door to ensure security.

The flight was diverted due to a medical emergency and had to make a landing at Goose Bay airport. At Goose Bay, the unwell passenger was taken off the flight, but the plane did not take off. An aircraft door could not be closed.

Scores of passengers travelling on United Flight 179, going from Newark, New Jersey to Hong Kong, were stuck in freezing cold for nearly 16 hours. Due to the unavailability of custom officers at night, none of the passengers could get off the plane either.

The problem wreaked havoc in the passenger's lives, who took to Twitter to narrate their ordeal.
American professional wrestler Retesh Bhalla, better known as Sonjay Dutt (modelled after Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt), was among the many people stranded on board the United Airlines Flight 179. Dutt took to Twitter to share the good, bad and the ugly of his experience.

Dutt was travelling to Macau for a wrestling event, but after the nerve-freezing hours stuck on the plane, decided to return home. But not before sharing a photo of 'his home' those 12 hours.
22/01/19 India Today

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