Crying children and families ‘stranded’ on plane for hours

Terrified passengers were trapped on a “greenhouse” plane for hours as the rising temperatures caused distraught children to burst into tears. The plane, which was due to return to Manchester on Monday night, was reportedly stranded on the tarmac for almost two hours, according to the Manchester Evening News.

The Jet2 flight departing from Tenerife, scheduled for approximately 4.30pm on Monday, bound for Manchester Airport, encountered an issue. 

Upon boarding, a passenger reported that children became upset and started crying due to the unbearable temperature onboard, which resembled a “greenhouse”. 

The plane remained on the tarmac for nearly two hours before passengers disembarked and returned to the airport terminal, passengers claimed. 

Pictures show a large group of people sitting in the terminal until around 4am, when they were provided overnight accommodation and rescheduled for a flight the next day.

Matthew Mallon, accompanied by his partner Stephanie Beech and their two sons, aged three and twelve, was vacationing at the time. 

In an interview with the Manchester Evening News, he described the situation as “chaotic” and said: “The air con was broken.

“It was like a greenhouse on there. The pilot kept coming on the radio saying something was broken on the engine and they were trying to fix it.

“The temperature was rising on the plane. 

“Everyone was getting agitated and all the children were crying. People were shouting and they wouldn’t let us off. We were on the plane for almost two hours then they let us off.”

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