Dramatic-looking video shows American Airlines passengers sat in a fog-filled plane as they are left stranded for hours after their flight was diverted.
But after the plane landed, the cabin was filled with fog, leaving passengers struggling to see.
The cloud effect is caused when the air-conditioned air inside the plane is exposed to the hot and humid air outside, and it’s likely that the cabin crew opened the jet’s doors while they waited to return to Miami.
American Airlines did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
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A flight headed to Costa Rica on June 8 was force to divert to Nicaragua because there were potholes on the airport’s runway. As they waited, fog filled the plane for three hours
Fog started filling the cabin while the plane was in the Central American country. ‘They couldn’t turn it off or on and it was just pumping the plane full of it,’ Kral said. ‘The pilot joked that it was like Halloween’
Kral, his wife and their two children – ages 11 months and four – had been traveling to for a family vacation on June 8 when their journey took a turn for the worse.
As they prepared for descent, Kral explained that the pilot aborted the landing and started circling the area in hopes that the potholes would be fixed. He would circle for an hour and a half.
Eventually the pilot was forced to divert the flight and temporarily land in Nicaragua.
And that’s when the fog started filling the plane.
Dubbing the airline ‘the Fyre Festival of the sky,’ 35-year-old Jason Kral (left) said that American was not the most responsive when trying to sort the problem
‘They couldn’t turn it off or on and it was just pumping the plane full of it,’ Kral told DailyMail.com. ‘The pilot joked that it was like Halloween.’
He continued: ‘We have an 11-month-old and a four-year-old. I was standing above them but could hardly see them. It was like a fog machine.’
Kral describes the whole ordeal as an ‘out of body experience.’
‘We didn’t know what was going on and people were getting jumpy,’ he continued.
Kral blasted American Airlines and their customer service after he said the family was forced to sit on the fog-filled plane for three hours.
And he was left on hold with the airline for more than an hour and a half as he tried to find out what was going on.
The flight was the first of four to land in the Central American country from Costa Rica, but only two were allowed to stay and that did not include the one Kral and his family were on.
‘We were the first plane but we couldn’t stay because immigration couldn’t process us,’ the father-of-two explained.
As they prepared for descent, Kral explained that the pilot aborted the landing and started circling the area in hopes that the potholes would be fixed (the Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport in Costa Rica)
American posted under one of Kral’s videos that there was damage to the runway
Dubbing the situation ‘the Fyre Festival of the sky’ – after the disastrous music festival – he said that the passengers were left hungry while they waited to fly back to Miami.
Kral said: ‘We were waiting a long time and they had given us water but then we saw that they had boxes. We thought, “Oh we are getting fed.”
But the lawyer and others on the plane were left shocked when they were handed measly sandwiches.
The lawyer and others on the plane were left shocked when they were handed measly sandwiches
‘They gave us these horrible sandwiches,’ he added. ‘More often than not, people just tossed the trays aside. What you see if what you get.’
Luckily the family had a spare bottle on the plane to feed their baby, as they were unable to get to their luggage in the hold to get more.
American Airlines have been approached for comment
Hours later, the plane would make its return trip to Miami and would arrive at the end of the day at approximately 10pm.
After being unable to get to Costa Rica, the Tampa family decided to go to Bonita Springs to try to salvage part of their trip.