The flight of hell: an error of the air conditioner raised the temperature of an airplane to 50 degreesDecember 6, 2018
Minutes before beginning their journey between the Russian cities of Novosibirsk and Yekaterinburg, the passengers of the airline Siberian Airlines were transferred in micro from the departure lounge to the plane. Outside it was 25 degrees below zero and nobody could understand how the small bus moved them with the doors open. Many were outraged and protested but no one imagined that this was going to be the least of the problems they would have during the unbearable two-hour flight.
Upon reaching the ship, everyone got off the bus and got on the plane waiting for some heating to warm them after that cold moment. But when they approached, they found that they had entered hell itself. Among the passengers on the flight was a Russian musician named Vladimir Shakhrin, who later recounted the lived nightmare.
When boarding, the passengers found that they had entered the very hell
“The ventilation system of the plane was throwing air at an absolutely unacceptable temperature. I raised my hand to the mouth where the air came from and burned my hand. Probably, there were between 45 and 50 degrees, “the 59-year-old musician explained.” The plane started to warm up instantaneously, like a bathroom, people started demanding that they turn it off. ”
The plane had not yet taken off, but it was already a great chaos. Before the complaints, from the crew they said that everything was fine and that after the takeoff the temperature would stabilize. The plane began to roll down the runway, and the air in the ship was still unbearably hot. “But the worst thing was that it started to smell like burning wires,” Shakhrin explained.
“The passengers were in a terrible state,” said one witness of the terrible trip.
“People were outraged because they felt it was a dangerous situation,” added the singer of the band “Chayf.” Terrified, the passengers demanded that the plane be stopped. The captain appeared and insisted that there was no risk whatsoever, that it was only a problem with the air conditioning and insisted that after takeoff everything would be solved.
People sat in their seats, the Embraer 170-E70 started its flight but the heat never stopped. “At first, the temperature decreased, but then heated up dramatically again, “ Shakhrin pointed.
The plane began to roll down the runway, and the air in the ship was still unbearably hot.
Then the logical thing happened: people began to decompose. Two women had to be moved to an area of the cabin crew with wet towels where it was colder. “The passengers were in a terrible state”, recalled the musician in dialogue with a Russian television channel.
After the episode, Shakhrin related: “I have not had such a horrible flight in my entire life. It was scary because you understand that there is some fault in the system. One understands that you are in the air, and if there is a short or some sensor does not work, it is not clear what consequences it would have … ”
“It was scary because you understand that there is some flaw in the system,” Shakhrin said.
In the face of protests, the Russian Investigation Committee in Ekaterinburg, where the plane landed after a two-hour flight, He announced that he is investigating what happened.
The investigators will seek to reconstruct what happened and could initiate a criminal case. It is that not only the passengers protested what they had experienced, A stewardess said that she had flown on that plane before and that “she had the same problem”.
A stewardess said that she had flown on that plane before and that “she had the same problem”.
The spokeswoman for the Russian airline, Anna Bazhina, said: “The specialists are now working with (the aircraft) to find out the reason.