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Angry passengers stage sit-in on plane

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Sat, March 29 2008   /  01:25 am

Angry passengers staged a sit-in on a Batavia Air plane following a delay at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport on Friday. Airport administrator Herry Bakti said the incident occurred at about 6 p.m. Dozens of passengers going to Jambi, who were supposed to depart at 2 p.m., entered a Batavia Air plane that was scheduled to fly to Denpasar. They reportedly staged the sit-in to press their demand for compensation from Batavia Air for their delayed flight. “The plane was supposed to fly at 2:05 p.m., but the plane is having trouble with the weather radar. So they will be transported aboard another plane at 8:15 p.m.,” Batavia Air general manager Dexter Leopard said. He said after the passengers were convinced they would get another plane to Jambi, they left the Denpasar-bound plane. ...