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szdaily -> Kaleidoscope
Pilot freaks out passengers with storm warnings
    2017-August-28  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

THE passengers aboard a United Airlines flight, bound for Newark, New Jersey, had a harrowing time last week after the pilot announced the plane would be flying through “horrific storms including tornadoes,” a report published by Nj.com claimed.

However, United Airlines has told the International Business Times that the passengers will be compensated.

People in the flight — that had already been delayed in Chicago by two hours — were so freaked out even before the plane took off that a flight attendant had to make another announcement to pacify them. The attendant took to the microphone and said there was no need to worry and that the pilot’s warnings did not mean it was unsafe to fly, passenger Pamela Kent was quoted as saying by Nj.com.

“He seemed angry,” said Kent, a Princeton resident, who was traveling with her daughter Jessica. “He said ‘we’re going to be flying through horrific storms including tornadoes.’”

The pilot further scared the travelers aboard the overbooked flight by instructing them to “get to know your neighbors,” and the journey would be “very turbulent,” Kent said.

She added that after some time, as the flight was preparing to taxi to the runway, the passengers received another shock as they were told by the pilot the plane had some maintenance issue and had to return to the gate. That angered some 50 passengers, to such an extent that they asked the attendants to let them get off the plane.

Kent also complained about the feeling of uneasiness among the passengers after the pilot gave the frequent warnings. “You want a pilot to have confidence. There was not that feeling,” she said. However, by then, the pilot and crew were also finished with their duty hours and a new crew had to take over.

United Airlines said it was looking into the incident. “We would never put our crew or our passengers in a situation where it was unsafe to fly,” airline spokeswoman Natalie Noonan said.

(SD-Agencies)

 

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