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Courtney Allan

“Seriously, how is this happening?”: Woman falls asleep on flight and gets locked in dark plane

“Seriously, how is this happening?”: Woman falls asleep on flight and gets locked in dark plane

Tiffani Adams woke up in a dark and locked plane after falling asleep on a flight. She took a 90-minute Air Canada flight from Quebec to Toronto on June 9 and, after falling asleep during her journey, she woke up to find the plane empty, dark and parked in Toronto.

Her friend posted a Facebook post on her behalf to Air Canada’s Facebook page detailing her experience.

"I fell asleep probably less than halfway through my short 1.5 hour flight," Adams said.

"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)."

Adams started to panic and call her friend who was waiting for her flight to land, but her phone died during the call.

Adams then tried to charge her phone but found that 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," Adams explained.

"I think I'm having a bad dream bc like seriously how is this happening!!?"

After finding a torch and making her way to the main door, she was unable to negotiate the drop beneath her as it was 50 feet (15 metres) above the ground.

However, she was rescued by a man in a luggage cart who was “in shock” to see her on the plane.

“When I see the luggage cart driving towards me I am literally dangling my legs out of the plane. He is in shock asking how the heck they left me on the plane. I’m wondering the same.”

An airline spokesperson for Air Canada spoke with The Independent and confirmed the account. They also were told that Air Canada is reviewing the incident and have remained in contact with the passenger.

Read the full Facebook post below.