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(NEW YORK) — A group of plane passengers were stranded at New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport overnight, with the Northeast storm contributing to their canceled flight, Virgin Atlantic said in a statement.

Flight 004 was scheduled to depart at 6:30 p.m. Monday, but was forced to return to the terminal because of a passenger’s medical emergency, the airline said. The plane was de-iced, but a technical issue emerged.


Alright gonna try get some sleep! Glamorous. #vs004 #juno @VirginAtlantic pic.twitter.com/3ICCy06Wg5

— Felix Kunze (@felixkunze) January 27, 2015


After the issued was fixed, the airline said, the bad weather — as well as the cabin crew running out of hours — kept the aircraft from taking off. When a road travel ban went into effect at 11 p.m., the passengers were unable to leave the airport, forced to spend the night.


More raw unedited pics: passengers sleeping on floors. #VS004 #juno @VirginAtlantic pic.twitter.com/0ugGwgqjhm

— Felix Kunze (@felixkunze) January 27, 2015


The plane is now scheduled to take off at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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