Mom wakes up alone and locked inside a pitch black Air Canada plane

Air Canada has come under fire after one disgruntled customer claims to have been left alone in a dark, empty and locked plane after falling asleep on a short-haul flight.

What was meant to be a simple 90-minute journey from Quebec to Toronto turned into a several-hour nightmare of an ordeal for mom-of-two Tiffani Adams.

In a post on the airline’s Facebook page, Adams says she fell asleep across a row on a nearly empty flight on June 9, and awoke to find that the plane had landed safely in its destination and had been parked away from the nearest terminal – leaving her in the pitch black.

Adams, who struggles with anxiety and insomnia, said the experience was so frightening she immediately suffered a panic attack, with no cellphone battery to summon help and no idea how long she’d locked away for.

‘I think I’m having a bad dream,’ Adams recalled thinking as she awoke in the gloomy and desolate cabin.

For what was meant to be a simple 90-minute journey from Quebec to Toronto turned into a several-hour nightmare of an ordeal for mom-of-two Tiffani Adams

For what was meant to be a simple 90-minute journey from Quebec to Toronto turned into a several-hour nightmare of an ordeal for mom-of-two Tiffani Adams

Adams (pictured right with her two children) who struggles with anxiety and insomnia, said the experience was so frightening she immediately suffered a panic attack, with no cellphone battery to summon help and no idea how long she’d locked away for

Adams (pictured right with her two children) who struggles with anxiety and insomnia, said the experience was so frightening she immediately suffered a panic attack, with no cellphone battery to summon help and no idea how long she’d locked away for

In a post on the airline’s Facebook page, Adams says she fell asleep across a row on a nearly empty flight on June 9, and awoke to find that the plane had landed safely in its destination and had been parked away from the nearest terminal – leaving her in the pitch black.

In a post on the airline’s Facebook page, Adams says she fell asleep across a row on a nearly empty flight on June 9, and awoke to find that the plane had landed safely in its destination and had been parked away from the nearest terminal – leaving her in the pitch black.

‘I’m trying to focus on my breathing and control my panic attack while I attempt to charge my phone by plugging into every USB port I could find…no luck [because] when they shut the aircraft down there is no power whatsoever.

‘As someone with an anxiety disorder, I can tell you how terrifying this was.’

Persevering through the panic and determined to get home, Adams says she scrambled around the plane’s cabin and cockpit attempting to find something that would help to alert anyone near-by that she was trapped onboard.

Eventually, she found a flashlight near the front of the plane and followed the steps of an instruction manual to unlock the aircraft’s main door.

But her elation soon returned to despair when she looked down to be greeted by a 50ft drop to the concrete below.

‘I hang out the door trying to get the attention of ground crew I can see Pearson’s lights but too far away – I’m where the aircrafts park overnight there is no one around,’ Adams said.

‘I search frantically for a rope so I can climb down to safely. [The] flight attendants seat is right by door I opened but the seatbelt is too short to hang from.’

For the next several hours – she’s unsure just how long – a resigned Adams sat with her legs dangling from the plane, shining her flashlight against its exterior in an on-off pattern she believed to signal SOS.

Incredibly, eventually a man driving a luggage cart nearby caught a glimpse of the flickering torchlight and started driving towards her.

She says the driver was in shock, asking her ‘how the heck’ they managed to leave a person on a plane before all going home.

Adams said she told the man that she was ‘wondering the same’ thing.

‘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?’ Adams asked the airline

‘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?’ Adams asked the airline

 

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