Mumbai-Mauritius Flight MK749: Several Infants & 1 Elderly Passenger Suffer Breathing Problem Due To Dysfunctional AC In Plane (Video)

Mumbai-Mauritius Flight MK749: Several Infants & 1 Elderly Passenger Suffer Breathing Problem Due To Dysfunctional AC In Plane (Video)

The flight has now been cancelled and other necessary arrangements are being made

ANIUpdated: Saturday, February 24, 2024, 12:09 PM IST
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Several infants and a 78-year-old passenger on Mumbai to Mauritius flight MK749 of Air Mauritius developed breathing problems as ACs onboard the flight were not working. The flight was to depart at 4:30 am today. Passengers boarded at 3.45 am onwards but the aircraft developed an engine problem. The passengers remained inside the plane for over 5 hours and were not allowed to disembark. The flight has now been cancelled and other necessary arrangements are being made.

As per a passenger, the flight, originally scheduled to depart at 4:30 am, has been grounded for over 5 hours due to an engine problem. Passengers report being boarded around 3:45 am and subsequently locked inside the aircraft, enduring extreme discomfort with air conditioning not functioning.

Meanwhile, a 78-year-old passenger, identified as Banudutt Boolauky, is reportedly struggling due to breathing difficulties. Attempts to contact airport authorities and Air Mauritius have reportedly been unsuccessful.

Passengers recall ordeal

"Flight MK 749 Air Mauritius from Mumbai to Mauritius was to depart at 4:30 am. Passengers boarded at 3.45 am onwards. The plane has developed an engine problem but the passengers remain locked inside the plane for the last 5 hours and are not being allowed to disembark. A 78-year-old passenger on the plane, Banudutt Boolauky, has developed breathing problems as Acs are not working and he is lying at the back of the plane. Have contacted the airport helpline and Air Mauritius but nothing has been done so far," a passenger said.

According to a passenger, the flight has been cancelled and other necessary arrangements are being made. A statement from the Airline on the incident is awaited

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