2 stories of angry plane passengers


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Bad weather forced the cancellation of two separate flights, leading to confrontations between disgruntled passengers and flight crews. On Sunday, hundreds of passengers were locked inside a grounded Dragonair plane when a massive storm prevented their landing in Hong Kong. Flight KA875 took off from Shanghai, China, but was diverted to nearby Shenzhen airport when Hong Kong was deluged by rain and hail. The stranded passengers were left with little food and water, leading some to shout at the flight crew while others were restrained from leaving by attendants guarding the cabin door. More than 500 flights have been delayed since the storm began. In the Philippines, angry Chinese passengers reportedly surrounded and blocked the two pilots of a Cebu Pacific flight bound for Shanghai when the plane was forced to return to Kalibo because of bad weather. The passengers were demanding free hotel accommodations. The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines said it was investigating the incident.

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