A lady has claimed she was left alone in a dark and locked plane after falling asleep on a flight.
Tiffani Adams took an hour and a half Air Canada departure from Quebec to Toronto on 9 June. Ms. Adams fell sleep during the journey however woke up she found the entire plane is vacant, cleared and parked in Toronto. She had somehow been left inside the dark plane, which appeared to have been locked for the night.
She said: “I fell asleep probably less than halfway through my short 1.5-hour flight, I wake up around midnight (few hours after flight landed) freezing cold still strapped in my seat in complete darkness (I’m talking pitch black).”
Ms. Adams said her ordeal as “ter**fying” and said she thought she was having a bad dream. The stranded traveler called a friend however her cellphone was not working. Ms. Adams then attempted to charge the phone but found that the plane’s power had been switched off.
She further added: “I can’t charge my phone to call for help I’m full on panicking [because] I want off this nightmare asap, As someone with an anxiety disorder as is I can tell you how terrifying this was,”
According to INSIDER:
Ms. Adams said she found a torch in the plane’s cockpit and eventually made her way to the aircraft’s main door. She eventually opened the door, only to find herself around 50 ft above ground and unable to negotiate the drop beneath her.
The passenger said she sat with her legs dangling out of the aircraft while sending out distress signals with her torch. Ms. Adams said she was unable to tell how much time had passed before she saw a man driving a luggage cart, who passed the plane.
She said she flagged the startled airport employee down, saying he was “in shock” to see her. “He [asked] how the heck they left me on the plane,” Ms. Adams said, describing her rescue.
The man at that point went with Ms. Adams to the airport building, where she was by via Air Canada staff. She said she attempted to rest and would wake “on edge and apprehensive [she was] bolted up somewhere dull.”
An airline spokesperson confirmed the account and told The Independent that Air Canada was reviewing the incident and remained in contact with the passenger.