KARACHI: Pakistan International Airline (PIA) passengers on Saturday complained that they suffered suffocation when the national flag-carrier kept the aircraft’s doors shut on an Islamabad-bound flight that was delayed for over an hour.
Flight PK-300, which was going from Karachi to Islamabad shut its doors after the passengers had boarded. The take-off, however, was delayed owing to a technical glitch.
Despite passengers’ pleading to open the doors for the time being, the cabin crew refused straightforwardly, resulting in breathing issues for several people.
One of the passengers claimed that when they tried to record the scenario, their cell phones were taken away by the cabin crew.
In another case, a video of a mother pleading the national airline’s crew to open doors of the plane as her baby had allegedly fallen unconscious due to faulty air conditioning went viral on social media in August last year.