Passengers Vomit, Pass Out After Being Stuck on Plane With no AC for 3 Hours
If you thought your AC-less apartment was unbearable in this summer heat wave, imagine being stuck and cramped on an airplane for three hours with no airflow.
Passengers on Thomas Cook Airlines flight #MT1805, a low-cost carrier based in Machester, England (MAN), were traveling from Zakynthos International Airport (ZTH) to London Stansted Airport (STN) on Tuesday afternoon when their trip was delayed because of a “technical issue.”
The 214 passengers ended up stuck on the plane for three hours with no air conditioning and inadequate water supplies. Some passengers even began to vomit and pass out from heat exhaustion.
@TCAirlinesUK @ThomasCookUK nobody minds a delay, things happen, but keeping people in a tin can in 40 degree heat so that people are passing out and throwing up is taking things a little far don’t you think ???
— Kerry Louise Shippey (@hairwench) July 1, 2018
Reportedly, passengers were repeatedly told the plane was about to take off in a few minutes.
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