Heatwave in Las Vegas Causes Delta Passengers to Faint Before Takeoff

Heatwave in Las Vegas Causes Delta Passengers to Faint Before Takeoff

Passengers Overcome by Extreme Heat While Waiting for Takeoff at Las Vegas Airport

Multiple airline passengers awaiting takeoff fell ill in stifling triple-digit heat while taxiing behind more than a dozen other flights at Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas on Monday, according to eyewitness accounts. The incident occurred on a Delta Air Lines flight bound for Atlanta, where passengers were subjected to scorching temperatures of 111 degrees Fahrenheit without air conditioning. As the situation escalated, flight attendants rushed through the aisles with oxygen tanks as passengers fainted and faced distressing conditions.

Emergency Response Delays and Challenging Choices

Babies cried out in distress as the pilot instructed passengers to remain seated while waiting for paramedics to come on board. Several individuals were eventually wheeled off the plane for medical attention. The pilot even urged passengers to use the call button in case of a medical emergency. Faced with the option to deplane, passengers were warned of potential delays of several days before securing another flight to Atlanta. Despite the uncomfortable conditions, many opted to stay onboard, unaware that the rising temperatures inside the aircraft would exacerbate the situation.

Flight Cancellation and Ongoing Investigation

After enduring a total of four hours in the sweltering plane, stretchers were brought on board, and passengers were asked to disembark back into the airport. The alarming incident extended further as flight attendants themselves fell ill, leading to doubts about the flight’s departure. Eventually, the flight was rescheduled for 7 a.m. the next day but was subsequently canceled again, leaving frustrated passengers to cope with the unexpected change in plans.

Officials from Harry Reid International Airport claimed to have no knowledge of the incident, while Delta Airlines pledged to investigate the circumstances that led to the uncomfortable cabin temperatures. The airline expressed apologies to affected customers and offered compensation for the ordeal.

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