Stranded UK jet passengers arriving in NJ by bus

(AP) - Passengers who spent hours stuck on a hot,dark plane on the tarmac in Connecticut are describing a scene ofconfusion and misery as their trans-Atlantic flight was delayed,then diverted.

Kimberley Vince was on Tuesday night's Virgin Atlantic flightfrom London to Newark to begin work as a camp counselor. She saidWednesday the crew made frequent announcements from the tarmac thatled passengers to believe they'd be departing soon.

New Jersey resident Russell Homasi says passengers were told theplane had been refueled, then told there was a problem and that theplane couldn't leave.

Passengers say they were kept on the plane for more than fourhours with sporadic power and no air conditioning.

Virgin has apologized for inconveniences caused by the delay andthanked passengers for their patience.

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