No air-conditioning: Video shows Hajj pilgrims suffering in Karachi-bound flight

Foreign airline's flight SV-706 had already taken off after a delay of nearly three hours

News Desk September 10, 2017

Hajj pilgrims travelling from Madina to Karachi in a foreign airline flight suffered an excruciating experience as the plane's air-conditioning system stopped working, Express News reported.

The special Hajj flight SV-706 took off after a delay of nearly three hours. When the the passengers finally boarded the plane, they found out that its air-conditioners were not working.

The air crew told the passengers that the air-conditioners would start working after take off, but that did not happen.

The passengers travelled in extreme heat, finding it difficult to breathe.

Video shows angry pilgrims in heated exchange with religious minister over inadequate facilities

The air crew continued with the journey, instead of returning to Madina or landing at a nearby airport in view of the lack of air-conditioning.

According to international aviation laws, a flight is supposed to make emergency landing if any passenger's medical condition worsens.

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amir | 2 years ago | Reply | Recommend well if this flight was going to any other country, it would have immediately returned. But so what, it's full of Pakistani. ANd in Saudi eyes, we are quite low on the totem pole
Haji Atiya | 2 years ago | Reply | Recommend Of course such callousness can only be expected by the Saudis (SV standing for Saudia) in the air and on the ground (which in turn gets exploited by some of our own unscrupulous officials). The day we break off relations with these barbarians will be a day to rejoice.
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