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Stranded for hours - all due to protocol

Posted by
Shuva Brata Deb (Bangalore, India) on 17 June 2020 in Documentary & Street.

This happened at a small airport where you have to walk from the terminal to board the aircraft. It turns out there there was a technical documentation error by the staff and the flight cant take off.

Due to security protocol, passengers once leaving the departure building are not allowed to get back. It was the last flight of the day and things were closed. To get passengers back to the building protocol approvals are needed, and most officials had already packed their bags for the day.

We could not stay inside the aircraft as the AC was turned off. This airport does not have a ground power supply, or at least not for this.

And it started to rain. So, we got a lot of colorful umbrellas which was the only opportunity to click some photos.

It turns out that an airline employee did the documentation error of making a strike-through when running the safety checklist. Strike-through and over-writing is not allowed. To get around that, apparently, you need approval from several high-ups who sit at head offices in other parts of the country.

It got dark and after several hours, approval came through and we took off.

Motorola Moto G (5S) 1/35 second F/2.0 ISO 160 4 mm

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece


17 Jun 2020 7:49am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Great atmosphere!

17 Jun 2020 8:56am

Daniel from Perpignan, France

Belle atmosphère !

17 Jun 2020 3:50pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien ce ciel

17 Jun 2020 6:07pm

Jason Kravitz from Brussels, Belgium

Yikes, not a fun way to spend a hot afternoon / evening but a good photo for the memory.

17 Jun 2020 6:47pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

A M A Z I N G !!!!!!

17 Jun 2020 7:37pm