Tempers frayed as Air India flight gets stuck at Gatwick Airport for 9 hours

Due to the amalgamation of aviation rules and fog an Air India flight was stranded at Gatwick Airport in London for 9 hours providing great discomfort to the hundreds of travelling passengers.

Due to the incident many passengers lost their cool and police had to be called inside the Boeing 777. The passengers who landed at the airport were denied permission to get off the plane.

The connecting flight from Ahmadabad through Mumbai was scheduled to arrive at London’s Heathrow airport at 08:00 local time (07:00 GMT), but due to thick fog the flight was diverted to Gatwick Airport.

The plane was unable to complete the 44-mile (70-kilometre) cross-city journey as aviation law limits the length of time for which flight crew are allowed to work in one shift.

A journalist from BBC Rahul Joglekar told that the passengers inside the flight became very very angry.

He said “A group of passengers gathered close to the cockpit demanding an explanation from the pilot, but the pilots still didn’t come out,

Jas Johal another travelling passenger launched a scathing attacking saying "everyone was very hungry and there was no sign of any food."

Gatwick Airport’s spokesperson told the media that it was entirely the Air Line’s decision to keep their travelers on board whereas they could have easily arranged alternative transport to the Heathrow Airport.

He said “The plane remained off the runway and kept in the vicinity of the tarmac. The duty of care in those situations lies with the airline,"

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