RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. It's a moment weary vacationers stuck on a plane can only dream about. Last weekend, a plane in Spain headed for Britain got the bad news that it would be delayed for eight hours due to a mechanical problem, until a passenger stepped forward, a licensed aircraft engineer, it turned out. Thirty-five minutes later the plane took off. Another passenger told the BBC it was reassuring that the person who had fixed it was still on the plane.
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