Tuesday 27 February 2024

Passengers trapped inside aircraft for five hours at Mumbai airport

Passengers aboard an Air Mauritius flight experienced a horrible ordeal at Mumbai airport on Saturday the 24th of February, as they were stranded on the aircraft for over five hours before the flight was eventually cancelled, said one of the flyers in an interaction with reporters.

The flight, Air Mauritius MK 749 bound for Mauritius from Mumbai, was scheduled to depart at 4:30 am. Passengers began boarding the plane from 3:45 am onwards. However, the aircraft remained grounded, leading to a prolonged wait for the nearly 200 passengers on board.

Among the passengers was a 78-year-old man who reportedly developed a breathing problem due to the lack of functioning air-conditioning inside the aircraft.

Despite efforts to address the issue, including calling in engineers with spare parts to fix an engine problem, the situation remained unresolved. Passengers alleged that they were not allowed to disembark during the prolonged delay.
The airline’s General Sales Agent (GSA) in India did not respond to phone calls seeking clarification on the matter.

After enduring hours of uncertainty, the captain announced around 10 am that the flight had been cancelled, leaving passengers frustrated and inconvenienced by the unexpected turn of events.

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