Video viral of mother pleading with PIA crew to open door as her infant suffocates

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-750 (Paris to Lahore) takeoff was delayed for two hours on August 3 while the passengers were locked inside the airplane without air conditioning.

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A video surfaced on Facebook that shows a crying mother urging the PIA staff to open the door as her one-month-old infant was suffocating.

“For God’s sake, tell the man to open the door,” the woman urged the plane staff. However, the staff refused to open the door.

The security staff can be heard replying, “If it was in my control, I would have done that. The airport staff is responsible for this problem. They are the handling agents. Until a new flight plan is designed, the plane cannot take off.”

PIA Spokesman Mashood Tajwar issued a statement on Wednesday that investigation into the incident is underway.

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