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Report: Passengers kept on jet for hours in CT

WINDSOR LOCKS, CT (AP) - Passengers on a Virgin Atlantic Airways flight say they were kept on a hot plane without food or water for more than four hours at Connecticut's Bradley International Airport.

Passengers told CNN that Tuesday night's ordeal began when they were diverted to Bradley because of bad weather during a flight from London to Newark, NJ. They say they landed at about 8:20 p.m. and were kept on the plane until about 1 a.m. Wednesday.

Passengers told the news network that people were yelling and screaming. They say at least three people fainted and were taken away in ambulances. The aircraft was carrying 300 passengers and 14 crew.

A Virgin Atlantic spokeswoman said Wednesday that the airline apologizes for any inconvenience. She says passengers will be bused to Newark.

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