Passengers Stranded on Plane in Connecticut for Hours
HARTFORD, CT (AP) – Passengers on a Virgin Atlantic Airways flight say they were kept on a hot plane without food or water for more than four hours at Connecticut’s Bradley International Airport.
Passengers told CNN that Tuesday night’s ordeal began when they were diverted to Bradley because of bad weather during a flight from London to Newark, N.J. They said they landed at about 8:20 p.m. and were kept on the plane until about 1 a.m. Wednesday.Passengers told the news network that people were yelling and screaming. At least three people fainted and were taken away in ambulances, passengers said. The aircraft was carrying 300 passengers and 14 crew.
It was like four hours on the ground without any air conditioning. It was crazy. Just crazy,'' passenger Beth Willan told CNN.There were babies on the plane. And we are in dark and hot. You try to be patient but people were yelling and screaming.’’
Virgin Atlantic’s London office confirmed to The Associated Press that Flight VS001 on the A340-600 jet was diverted because of bad weather in the Newark area. Airline officials said the passengers were being bused to Newark on Wednesday morning.
Found this flight, but article says it was VIR1 en route to KEWR…something isn’t jiving.
Also, Virgin Atlantic’s website says that VIR23 arrived more or less on time at KLAX.