Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Cruising Altitude 35,000

Cruising Altitude 35,000, British Airways Crash Warning Twice

British scareways
'Crash' warning played twice at 35,000ft

PASSENGERS flying over the Atlantic were terrified when it was announced TWICE their plane could be about to crash.

The British Airways flight was at 35,000ft halfway from Miami to Heathrow when the taped message was played by accident. And screams rang out while it was repeated straight away.

Last night a dad from Edinburgh told The Sun: "It was about 3am. An alarm sounded and we were told we were about to land in the sea. I thought we were going to die. My wife was crying and passengers were screaming. Then they played an announcement telling us to just ignore the warnings."

Another passenger said: "When we landed they were handing out letters apologising, but it was the worst experience of my life. I don't think BA should get away with this."

A BA spokesman said of the scare on flight BA 0206 on Friday: "The cabin crew cancelled the announcement immediately and sought to reassure customers that the flight was operating normally. We apologise to customers for causing them undue concern."

In August 2010 a message announcing: "We may shortly need to make an emergency landing on water," was played by mistake on a British Airways flight from Heathrow to Hong Kong.

ALL 118 passengers escaped unhurt yesterday after a Glasgow-bound plane clipped the tail of a jet heading to Manchester on the tarmac at Southampton airport.

Jet U-turn after flight

A HOLIDAY jet to the Canaries had to turn back after a violent row broke out between a son and his elderly father at 35,000ft.

The man, aged 50, began swinging punches and threatening passengers. He was eventually pinned down by five stewards and holidaymakers.

The captain did a U-turn 50 minutes into the journey and returned to Manchester, where the man was arrested and bailed.

The Thomas Cook flight finally arrived in Fuerteventura four hours late on Saturday.