- The Air India flight was delayed for over 3 hours due to technical glitch
- All 282 passengers were made to sit in the aircraft despite delay
- A passenger claimed that AC did not work for over 1 hour of the wait time
The flight, AI 809, which was scheduled to depart from the Chhtatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai at 11:15 AM for New Delhi, took off at 2:34 PM, after a delay of nearly three-and-a-half hours, news agency Press Trust of India reported, quoting an unnamed source
"During this period, all the passengers remained seated in the glitch-hit plane," the source said.
A passenger who tweeted a photo from the flight, said that the air conditioning was not working for at least one and a half hours of the wait time.
When contacted, an Air India spokesperson said that the technical snag forced the airline to delay the departure of its Mumbai-Delhi flight today morning.
"Air India has ordered an inquiry to find out the glitch in the plane just before its departure," an Air India spokesperson said.
He confirmed that there were 282 passengers on board.