For more than 7 hours the plane with domestic travelers on Board can't leave the airport in the Pakistani city of Lahore. Passengers tell us that the outputs of the ship is guarded by armed military machines.
Domestic tourists have become hostages of the situation, trapped in the plane, standing in the airport of Lahore in Pakistan. The liner goes on Rasco "Saint-Petersburg - Nha Trang" sat down for refueling, just one hour was ready for the flight, but remained on the runway.
Passengers survive the current situation. According to them, on Board ended the meal by the end of suitable water. 1 of travelers stated that the aircraft took under protection service - each ladder stood the gunners, passengers are not allowed to be omitted stairs and flight attendants just in case ask passengers not to take pictures of the military. Despite the fact that the door to the ship opened, tourists were locked, as they may not leave the ship voluntarily.
As understood, the passenger, a prerequisite for the long delay was closed airspace India, but almost no details to the people of Russia reported. "Well at least to us, in principle, began to talk. The first 3 hours we sat there in complete ignorance. According to the captain, there is the option of departure through Sri Lanka, but it is impossible", - quotes "Business Petersburg" passenger.
At the same time, according to some, simple is not associated with the closure of airspace India. Especially, we cannot speak about the detention of the ship. The reason that the plane couldn't take off immediately after refueling was that India was not obtained permission for passage through the airspace of the state.
Passengers do not release just because they do not have a transit visa for Pakistan, but for its design requires a return ticket. The passengers on a Charter flight not, because initially it was not intended that they will be able to exit the aircraft during refueling.
"Some people on the plane had already unwell. They take drugs. The crew we have 4 hours declares, that we suffered, they say, soon we will send buses and transfer to your hotel. The food and drinks we are running out, but we do not experience suffering. Like the captain went and bought water and food. We see in the Windows, as the crew out of the plane and wants something to negotiate with the Pakistanis. Passengers don't want to release," he stated another passenger, who introduced Anna.
Boarding is expected on the morning of 30 January, to fly after such a long downtime pilots will not be able, even if you get permission from the Indian side. As outlined by the captain of an aircraft for international aviation security rules before pilots will once again sit behind the wheel, they should rest a minimum of 10 hours.
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