Qatar Airways Passengers Forced to Stay Without AC for Over 3 Hours | VIDEOS

Several videos of the incident have surfaced on social media, showing passengers stripping off their clothes, using wet wipes, and fanning themselves in an attempt to stay cool. South African sports therapist Garth Collins shared footage of the distressing situation on social media.
Screengrab from the viral video.

Screengrab from the viral video.

Passengers on a Qatar Airways flight endured over three hours without air conditioning due to a technical snag while on the runway in Athens. The Qatar-bound plane was stranded in the scorching heat, affecting passengers, including athletes from the IFMA World Muaythai Championships.
Several videos of the incident have surfaced on social media, showing passengers stripping off their clothes, using wet wipes, and fanning themselves in an attempt to stay cool. South African sports therapist Garth Collins shared footage of the distressing situation on social media. “Passengers were literally dehydrating and passing out on the plane,” he recalled, adding that they were only offered a cup of water and a small soft drink, which was "completely insufficient to rehydrate them," as reported by the Daily Mail.
Collins also showed a clip of fighter Damian Collins sweating profusely. “Damian is a fit, conditioned athlete; imagine the stress and danger for any normal individual,” he said.
After hours of waiting, the passengers were allowed to return to the terminal building of Athens International Airport. “Qatar Airways is handling the situation with flight QR204 from Athens to Doha terribly. Passengers were left stranded on the plane for 3.5 hours with doors closed and no air conditioning. Passengers were literally dehydrating and passing out on the plane,” Collins said.
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