An airline passenger has claimed she was left alone in a dark, empty and locked plane after falling asleep on a short-haul flight.
Tiffani Adams said she was on her way home to Toronto earlier this month onboard an Air Canada plane when she fell asleep during the 90-minute flight.
Describing the harrowing experience in a message posted on the airline’s Facebook page, Adams said she woke up in the empty plane just a few hours after it landed at Toronto International Airport.
“I think I’m having a bad dream [because] like seriously how is this happening,” she recounted. “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).”
Adams said she called a friend but her phone ran out of battery. She then attempted to charge the phone, but there was no power on the plane. Adams said she found a torch in the cockpit and eventually tried to exit the aircraft, only to find herself 50 feet above ground.
“I search frantically for a rope so I can climb down to [safety],” she claimed.
The passenger revealed she sat with her legs dangling out of the aircraft and used her torch to send out “sos signals” until someone driving a luggage cart saw her and came to the rescue.
Adams said representatives of the airline apologised and have been in contact with her since.
“I haven’t got much sleep since the reoccurring night terrors and waking up anxious and afraid I’m alone locked up someplace dark,” she concluded.