Mon, Apr 16, 2007
BA Flight from New Delhi to London Delayed 12 Hours
You wouldn't have wanted
to be one of the 225 passengers in New Delhi heading to London who
were told Sunday that their British Airways flight was delayed
because the pilot was too tired to fly the plane safety.
With no immediate alternative flight, passengers were forced to
wait nearly 12 hours at the airport, reported UPI.
The captain, said the Press Trust of India, felt too
incapacitated to fly and grounded Flight BA 143. His reason? A
disturbance at his hotel that caused him to lose sleep.
A British Airways representative confirmed the report in regard
to the plane's entire crew, adding that the pilot was following
"The crew hadn't had enough rest," the airline's representative
said. "The safety regulations of British Airways doesn't allow them
to operate in such conditions.
"The entire crew had a disturbed night."
We imagine that the 225 passengers had a disturbed wait at New
Delhi's international airport while waiting for the captain and
crew to catch up on their "Z-z-z-z-s"
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