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Delta passengers fall ill while stuck on tarmac for hours during blistering Las Vegas heatwave

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A Delta Air Lines flight out of Las Vegas was canceled Monday after several passengers and at least one crew member fell ill amid “uncomfortable temperatures” on the plane as they waited for it to take off during an unrelenting heatwave, the airline said.


Multiple customers on Flight 555, which had been bound for Atlanta from Harry Reid International Airport, were seen by first responders, including a passenger and a flight attendant who had to be transported to a local hospital, according to Delta.


“We apologize for the experience our customers had on flight 555,” the airline said in a statement. “Delta teams are looking into the circumstances that led to uncomfortable temperatures inside the cabin and we appreciate the efforts of our people and first responders at Harry Reid International.”


The airline said customers were accommodated on other flights and received a direct apology and compensatory gesture for their experience.