LONDON, UK (Jan. 18) – Passengers flying over the Atlantic were terrified when it was announced twice that their plane could be about to crash.
| British Airways' passengers terrified with erroneous 'plane crash warning'|
The Friday night incident occurred as British Airways (BA) Flight 206 was over the Atlantic Ocean about 35,000 feet, halfway from Miami to London's Heathrow Airport, when the taped message was played by accident.
British Airways (BA) Flight 206 was at 35,000 feet , halfway from Miami to London’s Heathrow Airport, when the taped message was played by accident.
"It was about 3 a.m. An alarm sounded and we were told we were about to land in the sea. I thought we were going to die," one passenger onboard told The Telegraph. “My wife was crying and passengers were screaming. Then they played an announcement telling us to just ignore the warnings."
A spokesperson of British Airways explained the situation saying, “The cabin crew canceled the announcement immediately and sought to reassure customers that the flight was operating normally. We apologize to customers for causing them undue concern.”