Kolkata: AirAsia India confirms that flight i5 583 from Kolkata to Bagdogra was delayed by 4.5 hours due to technical requirement.
A passenger Dipankar Ray uploaded a video on both Facebook and Twitter, which showed the cabin of the plane filled with smoke. It was Ray, who himself clarified that the plane was not on fire and it was the smoke from the blowers, which were put on in order to make the restless passengers on Air Asia Flight I5582 get back to their seats.
According to Ray’s post, the aircraft pulled back to the gate before coming to a standstill on the tarmac. Despite repeated requests from the passengers to get off from the plane, they were kept on board for an hour before instructions to deplane were given.
Another passenger complained that the passengers were forced to wait without any refreshment. And when the passengers objected to staying inside the plane any longer, the blowers were activated at full blast, filling the cabin with gas.
All affected guests were offered refreshments & provided with alternate arrangements requested for. AirAsia authority regrets inconvenience caused to guests.