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Here is the story (from http://globalnews.ca/news/3638652/air-transat-flight-ottawa-delay-tarmac-montreal/)       
There are videos there as well (French and English)
     
      Passengers aboard two Air Transat flights had a gruelling delay on a tarmac Monday after their flights heading to Montreal were diverted to Ottawa due to severe weather.   

The planes were stuck on the tarmac for so long that passengers called 911.“It was a nightmare,” passenger Maryanne Zéhil said. “There were children crying … some people had panic attacks and screamed ‘I need to get out!'”


The first — Flight 157 from Brussels — was scheduled to arrive in Montreal around 3:15 p.m. ET Monday but instead flew to Ottawa because of a storm.
The flight landed at the Ottawa airport around 5 p.m. ET, after more than eight hours of flying time. It sat on the tarmac for six hours and passengers were not able to get off the plane.


Zéhil said at first the air conditioning was on, but later it was turned off. There wasn’t any more food and slowly they ran out of water.
She said although the flight attendants were “very helpful” she decided to go talk to the pilots and asked them if they could get off the plane. “They kept saying ‘we cannot do anything, we have to wait,'” she said.   
The pilots were waiting for an opportunity to refuel before leaving Ottawa.“We all wanted to open the door.     I had a dog, who was 15 hours without water and I was panicking.”

One passenger called 911 to notify emergency crews about the situation. They arrived and gave out water bottles, she said. At that time, the passengers had been on the plane for about 15 hours.

This still happens.... But i guess not in america because they have laws against it now....
And for anyone that wants to fly Air Transat to TLV make sure to bring plenty of water on the way back......
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Re: Air Transat plane sits on runway for 6+ hours with no A/C.....
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2017, 02:00:50 PM »
Please, please leave a space between periods and the start of a new sentence.
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Re: Air Transat plane sits on runway for 6+ hours with no A/C.....
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2017, 02:07:17 PM »
Please, please leave a space between periods and the start of a new sentence.

Fixed....