Worst nightmare! Woman left behind on empty plane after falling asleep on flight

2019-06-25 09:30 - Gabi Zietsman
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This story might just make you never want to fall asleep on a plane again.

Tiffani Adams was flying on Air Canada from Quebec to Toronto when she decided to have a little nap. Cut to a few hours later around midnight, and she wakes up to a dark, powerless plane completely alone.

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Her story was shared on the airline's Facebook page by a friend and since then the story has gone viral on the internet. 

"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). As someone with an anxiety disorder as is, I can tell you how terrifying this was," reads the post.

Her phone died while she tried to call someone and tried to charge her phone with the seat's USB, but everything was dead. 

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"I found the walky-talky thingys in the cockpit but they also don’t work, I can’t radio for help. I was so overjoyed when I found a flashlight in the cockpit and I’m making some flashy SOS signals out the windows hoping someone sees me. Finally now that I have light I’m determined to unlock the door and save myself... felt like a champ when I got main door open (found all three latches with my lifesaver of a flashlight) and open the door all the way."

Unfortunately, she was faced with a long way down to the ground without any stairs, and started using her flashlight to try and get someone's attention on the tarmac. 

"When I see the luggage cart driving towards me I am literally dangling my legs out of the plane... He is in shock asking how the heck they left me on the plane... I’m wondering the same - when my seat is an inch back or my tray down flight crew take notice but yet you missed a person still strapped into her seat and just all go on home?!?!"

Since the incident, Air Canada has called her multiple times to follow up on the incident and apologised. Fox News confirmed with the airline that they are investigating the incident to find out what really happened and remain in contact with the passenger. 

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