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A flight was delayed for two hours after passengers were sent death threats and horrifying images.
Dozens of passengers were on board the Vueling flight from Rome's Fiumicino airport to Alicante, Spain, when they received the haunting posts on 21 July.
The message began in English, with the words "WAKE UP, WAKE UP, WAKE UP" and then continued in what has since been identified as Ethiopian Amharic.
An extract of the following text, which has been translated, threatened the passengers' families, reading: "Your family will bleed for your actions, you will suffer eternally for your actions."
As well as a skull-like figure, some of the images also depicted a monster and a person in a straight jacket wearing a screaming mask.
The threats were sent to many of the 147 travellers via Airdrop, which allows iPhone users to send pictures and videos to people close by.
After alerting the crew to the messages, the captain took the decision to delay the flight, and informed border police of what had happened.
Officers rushed to the scene and quickly discovered that the threats had been sent an 18-year-old Spaniard, who later admitted to being responsible.
LADbible has contacted Vueling and Fiumicino airport for a comment.
Earlier this month, a British Airways passenger accused the airline of 'slowly killing' those on board the hot aircraft after they were left waiting on the tarmac for 90 minutes without air conditioning.
Passengers boarded the flight in Nice ready for departure at 7.35pm on 10 July, but had to start fanning themselves with leaflets to keep cool when it failed to take off on time.
Cabin crew and pilots apologised to passengers as they remained on the ground for an hour and a half before the pilot finally had passengers disembark and wait in the air bridge to try and cool off, while staff handed out water.
@British_Airways We are stuck on the tarmac at Nice Airport. It’s about 40 degrees on here! No air con. We are 2 hours late and no sign of going! It’s inhumane!— Chrissie Whitfield (@ChrissieWhitfi1) July 10, 2022
Speaking to the MailOnline about the situation, one passenger commented: "It's disgraceful. It is hotter than hell on this plane. British Airways is slowly killing us."
The customer went on to claim passengers were left 'crying and on the verge of passing out' as they awaited takeoff, branding it 'truly disgusting' that the plane had no air conditioning.
"British Airways is literally a joke," they added.
Other passengers took to Twitter to complain about the issue, with one person tagging the airline as they wrote: "[British Airways] We are stuck on the tarmac at Nice Airport. It’s about 40 degrees on here! No air con. We are 2 hours late and no sign of going! It’s inhumane!"
LADbible reached out to British Airways for further comment.
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