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Stuck On The Tarmac, Passengers Break Into Song

NPR
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

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A flight from Las Vegas to Phoenix this week was delayed. Passengers were stuck on the tarmac for hours, without air conditioning or water in 108 degree heat. A YouTube post said some passengers got sick. But to "avoid a mutiny," others joined together in song: R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly."

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. A flight from Las Vegas to Phoenix this week was delayed and delayed, passengers stuck on the tarmac for four hours without air conditioning or water in 108-degree heat. A YouTube post said some passengers got sick, but, quote, to "avoid a mutiny," others joined together in song: R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly."

UNIDENTIFIED GROUP: (Singing) I believe I can fly.

(LAUGHTER)

MONTAGNE: Eventually they did fly, on their second plane. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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