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Air Mauritius flight delayed for five hours, passengers trapped inside face breathing issues

There were nearly 200 passengers on board, including a 78-year-old man who developed a breathing problem as the aircraft’s air-conditioning system was not working.

Hritika Mitra Edited By: Hritika Mitra @MitraHritika Mumbai Updated on: February 24, 2024 12:11 IST
Air Mauritius flight delayed for five hours, passengers
Image Source : FILE Air Mauritius flight delayed for five hours, passengers trapped inside face breathing issues

Several passengers faced breathing issues after being stuck in an Air Mauritius flight for five hours at the Mumbai Airport on Saturday which was eventually cancelled, a flyer said. 

The Air Mauritius flight MK 749 from Mumbai to Mauritius was to depart at 4.30 am and passengers boarded the plane from 3.45 am onwards, he said. There were nearly 200 passengers on board, including a 78-year-old man who developed a breathing problem as the aircraft’s air-conditioning system was not working, he alleged.

Air Mauritius GSA (general sales agent) in India did not respond to phone calls from PTI. “The plane developed an engine problem but the passengers remained locked inside the plane for over five hours and were not allowed to come out,” he said. 

Though the airline called engineers with spare parts to fix the engine glitch, it could not be rectified. “Finally, around 10 am the captain announced that the flight had been cancelled,” he said.

(With inputs from PTI)

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