70 Passengers Refuse To Board a Plane With Wuhan Residents, Causing a 5-Hour Standoff
Passengers became angry and hostile...
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January 29, 2020 - by boingboing.net
Around 70 passengers booked on a China Southern Airlines flight from Nagoya, Japan to Shanghai refused to get on the plane when they found out 16 passengers from Wuhan, China were getting on the same plane.
Worried that the Wuhan passengers could be infected with the new coronavirus – which has now killed 106 people and infected more than 4,500 people (but those numbers will will certainly climb within the next 24 hours, as they've been doing since the epidemic started last month) – the fearful passengers became angry and hostile.
It took five hours for the airline to convince them to board the plane...