Insider reports the attempt to storm a Brussels Airlines airplane happened at an airport in Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Videos Show Flyers Clashing with Ground Crew, Trying to Board Aircraft
The viral video on social media was shared across multiple X/Twitter accounts, including the “Breaking Aviation News and Videos” account. The two-minute video starts with a passenger filming themselves and several others on the tarmac, before approaching a grounded Brussels Airlines aircraft.
Once the travelers got closer, ground crews immediately stepped in the way and confronted group as they attempted to storm the aircraft. Even as the mob grew, the incident between the crews and the flyers did not appear to get physical in any way.
Brussels Airlines passengers attempt to storm the aircraft following the cancellation of their flight from Kinshasa for the 2nd day in a row since Friday.
— Breaking Aviation News & Videos (@aviationbrk) September 17, 2023
In a statement to the media, Brussels Airlines confirmed that the flight between Kinshasa International Airport (FIH) and Brussels Airport (BRU) was delayed for two days due to technical issues. The flight, originally scheduled for departure on Friday, September 16, 2023, ultimately took off on the evening of Sunday, September 18.
During that time, the airline claims the flyers were given hotel rooms during the waiting period. It is unclear if they were offered meals, updated information, or any other compensation for their major inconvenience. The flyers ultimately returned home by Monday Morning.
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Source: frugal travel guy