Woman terrified after 'waking up alone on dark plane'

Woman terrified after 'waking up alone on dark plane'

Adams woke "around midnight (few hours after flight landed) freezing cold still trapped in my seat in complete darkness".

The frequent airline industry critic said he appreciates Air Canada's willingness to assume responsibility and wishes they were more forthcoming in other situations.

"I just woke up alone in plane", O'Brien texted Noel-Dale at 11:45 p.m., according to messages published by CTV News.

Recounting her ordeal on Facebook, the woman said she attempted to phone a friend but her phone immediately ran out of battery and she was unable to charge it as the plane's power had been turned off.

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.

Air Canada confirmed that a passenger had been left on the plane and it was investigating how this could have happened.

"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", she said. She found a flashlight in the cockpit and tried sending distress signals out the windows. Somehow she managed to open it only to find that she was 50 feet above the ground.

Adams then noticed a luggage cart coming to her aid.

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

Once she got to the airport, a representative from Air Canada asked O'Brien if she was okay and offered her a limo and a hotel, which she wrote that she declined.

Toronto Pearson International Airport did not respond to a request for comment late Sunday.

The carrier is looking into how staff did not spot passenger Tiffani Adams who was then left on board after the plane landed.

Police cited by Fox25 said American Airlines flight 2840 made a detour from its scheduled flightpath on June 16 after 32-year-old Brandon Ganus allegedly created such a commotion that the crew and passengers had to physically restrain him with plastic zip-ties and duct tape.

Newsweek has reached out to Air Canada.

Imagine falling asleep on a plane.

Adams said that since the incident occurred earlier this month she has been anxious and terrified at night, not able to get much sleep.

A woman from Canada has narrated how her fears came to life after she woke up in a locked, empty plane.

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