When Tiffani Adams fell asleep during her flight from Quebec to Toronto on June 9, she expected to wake up feeling fresh from a good nap, not being locked inside a plane.
It may be hard to believe but that was what happened to Tiffani when she was locked inside a dark and empty plane after she fell asleep on a flight.
Prior to the incident, she took a 90-minute Air Canada flight from Quebec to Toronto.
However, she fell asleep on the flight and found herself alone on the empty plane which appeared to have been parked and cleared in Toronto.
“I fell asleep probably less than halfway through my short 1.5-hour flight,” Tiffani wrote on Air Canada’s Facebook page. “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).”
At first, Tiffani thought that she was having a nightmare but it turned out that it was happening for real when she tried to call her friend and her phone died just one minute into the call.
Even worse, she later found out that there was no power socket she could use as the plane’s power had been switched off.
“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.”
“I think I’m having a bad dream bc like seriously how is this happening!!?”
Following her failed attempt at calling her friend, Tiffani then made her way to the cockpit where she found a torch. She then walked to the plane’s main door but another nightmare was waiting for her.
When she opened the door, she found herself standing 50 feet above the ground and there was no way that she could land safely if she was to jump from the plane.
At that moment, Tiffani decided to just wait for someone to pass by and noticed her distress signals with her torch.
She was not sure how long she had been waiting until she saw a man driving a luggage cart who was passing the plane and stopped him.
“He [asked] how the heck they left me on the plane, I’m wondering the same,” Tiffani said.
The airport employee then accompanied her to the airport building where she later met Air Canada representatives.
According to Independent, Air Canada was reviewing the incident and remained in contact with Tiffani.