"There is a technical fault in one of the engines of the plane. This will cause a delay of 20 minutes in landing."
There was some commotion among the passengers and then everyone settled down.
A little later, there was another announcement.
"The first engine has failed and the second engine has also developed a fault.There will be a delay of another 60 minutes."
Passengers voice their concerns and then they settle down again.
A third announcement follows.
"Two engines failed. Third engine developed fault. Too much pressure on the last engine. Delay of another 2 hours"
An old lady, who was looking forward to the beaches of Goa and not too happy with the situation, said loudly "I hope the fourth engine remains intact. I don't want to spend the rest of the night up here."