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Video: SpiceJet passengers made to wait inside plane 'without AC for an hour' amid severe heatwave in Delhi

Video: SpiceJet passengers made to wait inside plane 'without AC for an hour' amid severe heatwave in Delhi

Video grabs. ANI

Tribune Web Desk

Chandigarh, June 19

Amid the ongoing heatwave, SpiceJet passengers travelling from Delhi to Darbhanga (SG 476) had to wait inside an aircraft without air conditioning (AC) for over an hour, with several feeling unwell.

A video tweeted by ANI, showed passengers getting restless as they fanned themselves with whatever they got their hands on. Many were seen wiping sweat from their faces and foreheads.

SpiceJet says AC ‘experienced slight inefficiency’ during boarding   

Mumbai: SpiceJet on Wednesday said the air-conditioning in its Delhi to Darbhanga flight "experienced slight inefficiency" during boarding at Delhi Airport.

The air-conditioning, however, kept working normally throughout the journey and the flight also departed on time, SpiceJet said.

"SpiceJet flight SG 476 from Delhi to Darbhanga on June 19, scheduled to depart at 11 am, departed on time without any delays. During the boarding in Delhi, the air conditioning initially experienced slight inefficiency due to extreme weather conditions and both doors of the aircraft being open, as boarding was not via the aerobridge," the Gurugram-based domestic carrier said in a statement.

The airline claimed that the doors were promptly closed after the boarding was completed and the cooling functioned normally thereafter.

"The air conditioning was working normally throughout the flight, which was verified and cross-checked upon arrival in Darbhanga," the statement said.

The same aircraft operated the return flight to Delhi, and there were no issues with the air-conditioning on the return flight either, SpceJet said in the statement. With PTI

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