VIDEO: Banky W, other passengers trapped in a Lagos to New York Arik Air Plane without air conditioning

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This is disturbing! A New York bound Arik Air flight from Lagos could not power on the air-conditioning right before taking off. Watch this 10 minute video released by Sahara Reporters TV which shows a large number of passengerrs on board the aircraft complaining bitterly about the air conditioning.

Some of them were quoted as saying: ‘Let me out, I can’t take it anymore!‘, a woman screams. ‘This wickedness, why are they acting like this‘, an elderly man asks. …

According to TheNET

Apparently, a New York bound Arik Air flight from Lagos could not power on the air-conditioning right before taking off.

The 10-minute video clip released by Sahara Reporters TV shows a large number of passengers on board the aircraft complaining bitterly about the air conditioning. …

Adults and children are seen fanning themselves with newspapers and eventually taking of their shirts. A passenger tries to alert the flight crew that his wife might have fainted due to the heat.  Without air-conditioning or proper ventilation, passengers would have used up the oxygen on board, recycled it as CO2 and began inhaling the dangerous air. …

‘Let me out, I can’t take it anymore!‘, a woman screams. ‘This wickedness, why are they acting like this‘, an elderly man asks. …

Some of the passengers including popular singer Banky W are seen trying to get the attention of the pilot in the cockpit. Gentleman Banky tries to calm one of the passengers on board and ironically loses his own cool in doing so. …

‘Why are you shouting at me? You want to start fighting here? Will you calm down here’, Banky W shouts back at the man who also replies him ‘Sharrap, I’m flying 10 hours, I’m a married man‘.

Passengers become very anxious and are screaming to get down, the cabin crew look just as confused. …

The video does not show whether air conditioning was restored or the flight eventually took off. The fellow recording the video, one Olubkola Ore-Ofe says the air conditioning was restored.

There has been no official statement from Arik Air. NET queries over the matter have not been responded to also. We can however Banky W however travelled to New York and is currently in Pennsylvania for a gig at the Penn State University. …

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