Aircraft passenger saves holidaymakers from flight delay fixing technical fault

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London, July 7 (ANI): Holidaymakers aboard a Thomas Cook plane were saved from a flight delay when their plane developed a fault, as a passenger among them turned out to be an aircraft engineer and fixed the problem.

The captain of the Thomas Cook flight TCX964L from Menorca to Glasgow had announced that they were delayed because of a technical fault.

He told the passengers that they would have to get an engineer flown out from Manchester to fix the problem, and it could take up to eight hours.ut a man sitting in the plane told cabin staff that he was a qualified engineer and offered to help.

He managed to resolve the problem and the plane took off and landed in Glasgow, after just 35 minutes from its scheduled time on Saturday.

A Thomas Cook spokeswoman has said that the company followed procedures to check the man's licence and ensure he was qualified before allowing him to work on the Boeing 757-200.

His documents revealed that he works for Thomsonfly, which has a reciprocal maintenance agreement with Thomas Cook.

The spokeswoman said that the passengers could have faced a "considerable" delay if the man had not come forward, as no other engineer was available.

"We are very grateful to the man as it meant the delay was very short when it could have been a lot longer," the Telegraph quoted her as saying. (ANI)

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