Passengers Down ‘Unsafe Jet’
About 400 British tourists have refused to get back on an aircraft in the Middle East after claiming they saw fuel pouring out of one of the wings. Passengers were put up in hotels in Sharjah in the UAE. Phuket Air are hoping to convince passengers that they will be safe to travel today, after full checks on the aircraft overnight.Passengers demanded to be let off the plane at Sharjah airport in the United Arab Emirates. They said the Gatwick-bound flight aborted take-off three times after refuelling while en route from Bangkok. The Foreign Office has said that the passengers will resume their flights on Monday afternoon.