Rising Like Air – well sort of, not quite the way they planned.


If you had been stuck on the tarmac for hours amid temperatures of more than 40C without water and air conditioning, R Kelly might be the last thing on your mind, but that’s who plane passengers turned to during a five-hour ordeal.

Travellers on board an Allegiant Air flight from Las Vegas to Phoenix joined in a very ironic rendition of I Believe I Can Fly while they waited to be transferred to another plane.

They spent up to four hours on two planes stuck on the runway waiting for technical problems and medical emergencies to be resolved.

A video uploaded on to YouTube shows a passenger blaring out the R Kelly song on a portable speaker.

Amazingly, despite the extreme heat, his fellow travellers laugh and join in, including the song’s first line: ‘I used to think that I could not go on; and life was nothing but an…

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