On Sunday, an aircraft software issue aboard an aircraft operated by British Airways led to the cabin accidentally becoming pressurized while the flight was waiting to take off on the tarmac at Heathrow Airport (LHR), causing passengers to scream in pain and hold their hands over their ears.
“Everyone was in agony and one man passed out … There was a noise and all of a sudden the air pressure went through the roof,” said one passenger about the incident.
Responding to the malfunction, a British Airways spokesperson said, “There was a minor technical fault.”
“The aircraft returned to stand and our engineers fixed the fault before the plane departed.”
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