Written by News 1st
10 Sep, 2014 | 9:57 am
A pilot allegedly wept as he told passengers and crew they were about to crash, leaving many on-board fearing for their lives.
The captain informed travellers they would crash into the Adriatic Sea within six minutes – and he even warned that an explosion was highly likely.
This left fliers ‘crying and screaming’ in horror, according to one eyewitness, who claimed that members of the cabin crew were unable to keep everyone calm.
An emergency was declared by staff on the Europe Airpost flight, and passengers were instructed to put on their lifejackets and brace themselves for the water landing.
But despite the pilot’s grim mid-air assessment of the plane’s fate, the Boeing 737 managed to land safely in Venice.
A passenger on the plane with his wife and two young daughters, said: ‘People at the back said one engine had stopped working, and this was soon confirmed by the pilot.
‘He said we would have to make an emergency landing in Venice, and joked it would be a great chance to visit the city.’
The tourist claims the captain’s jovial attitude began to change moments later, adding: ‘Everyone was terrified, even the cabin crew. One steward was in a state of total panic and another just went pale and silent.’
The scare happened on a journey from Split, Croatia to the city of Nantes in France.
Europe Airpost has since tried to downplay the incident, by insisting that its passengers were never in danger.
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