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Passengers stuck on grounded Allegiant flight for two hours

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Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2013 5:46 pm | Updated: 10:52 pm, Wed Jul 31, 2013.

More than 150 passengers on board an Allegiant Air flight were forced to sweat it out for two and a half hours Wednesday after a maintenance issue left the plane without air conditioning.

Despite being at the gate, the passengers were forced to stay in their seats as their flight was delayed out of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.

With the plane reaching temperatures around 100 degrees, like sitting in a hot car, the passengers aboard had a high risk of getting heat stroke.

Just last month, passengers on a flight from Las Vegas to Phoenix experienced a similar dilemma.

Allegiant Air said the summer heat can increase mechanical issues.

To get more detailed information on tarmac delays, go to the United States Department of Transportation website.

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