A passenger of Air Canada named Tiffani Adams claimed that she woke up alone in a plane in pitch darkness. The incident happened on June 9, when Adams found herself alone and strapped in the dark plane hours after the plane landed.

At first she believed it was a dream but soon the reality hit her. “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).” She says in her FB post.

She tried to call her friend but her phone died around a minute into the call. She attempted to charge her phone. However the plane’s power had been switched off.

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“I can’t charge my phone to call for help I’m full on panicking [because] I want off this nightmare asap,” she said.

“As someone with an anxiety disorder as is I can tell you how terrifying this was,” she wrote

She fortunately found a torch and managed to find her way to the aircraft’s main door. However she met with a 50ft gap from above the ground leaving her to negotiate her drop.

“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…”

Describing her ordeal she writes, “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. Now I’m facing a 40-50ft drop to the pavement below.”

She continues, “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…

…I search frantically for a rope so I can climb down to safely (flight attendants seat is right by door I opened but the seatbelt is too short to hang from so back to my distress signals now I’m hanging out the door reflecting the flashlight off the side of the plane (figuring reflective exterior will catch someone’s attention in the distance) not sure how much time has passed bc no phone no nothing.”

Fortunately Adams was able to alert a luggage cart driver who got equally shocked.

Eventually Adams was safely rescued to the airport, however the terrifying incident has left her “anxious” and with “recurring night terrors.”

“He [asked] how the heck they left me on the plane,” Adams said, describing her rescue.

“I’m wondering the same.”

Eventually Adams was safely rescued to the airport, however the terrifying incident has left her “anxious” and with “recurring night terrors.”

As reported by NPR, Air Canada has confirmed Tiffani’s account is true, stating they ‘remain in contact with her.’

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Snigdha Gupta is an intern with SheThePeople.TV

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