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Passengers Panic, Faint Aboard Flight to Egypt Due to Poor Ventilation

Passengers Panic, Faint Aboard Flight to Egypt Due to Poor Ventilation

Passengers were filmed panicking and reacting in anger after an Air Cairo flight was delayed for two hours on a runway in Kuwait City on Tuesday, leaving travellers trapped inside with poor ventilation and no air conditioning.

 

Some passengers fainted as a result of sweltering heat and a lack of airflow aboard the flight, which was due to arrive in to the Borg El Arab International Airport in Alexandria, Egypt.

The flight was due to take off at 1 a.m. local time, but had to be delayed for over two hours as passengers waited inside.

A video taken by one passenger began circulating online and showed multiple travellers demanding that the pilot open the door of the aircraft in order to allow air to circulate through the plane, but he refused.

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In the footage, passengers are evidently flushed and overheated after being confined inside the plane for hours, with some shown yelling at members of the cabin crew.

Some travellers who were on the flight took to social media to describe the situation, reporting that several passengers lost consciousness after overheating.

“People continued to suffocate and the security of the company refused to open the door of the plane for children and women to catch a breath before it took off,” said the Union of Egyptians Abroad to Morocco World News.

“The situation continued from midnight until 3 a.m. resulting in fainting of children and women, including serious health ailments due to heat and high humidity inside the plane and lack of oxygen.”

The issue had only been resolved after an Italian national aboard the flight threatened to phone the embassy if the pilot continued to refuse to open the plane’s doors and allow passengers to exit.

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An avid traveller, photographer, and culture aficionado who graduated from the London School of Journalism, Kari recieved her sciences degree in Anthropology from Loyola University Chicago. Kari is a Senior Editor and Writer at Egyptian Streets, Allteresting News, and Le Voyageur Magazine.

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