Meanwhile, the passengers got to watch the plane's crew disembark, presumably to sleep in comfy beds. Union rules, you know.
One man had to be taken off the plane by medics, another was treated for an undisclosed medical emergency, and a third required oxygen. All the food ran out, and passengers had to ration water... but that's probably just as well, since all the toilets stopped working.
After so many hours, the plane became a stinking soup of sweaty humanity. A riot nearly ensued when a frustrated passenger charged the cockpit with his kid.
''We're not doing it to be mean.'' - spokesman Mike Milne.
Oh... well, that's nice to know. Is it just me, or is the news reading a whole lot like Douglas Adams books lately?