Woman finds herself locked inside plane after falling asleep

Marco Green
June 24, 2019

Tiffani Adams says she now suffers from night terrors and insomnia after being locked inside the Air Canada plane that had flown her from Quebec City to Toronto's Pearson International Airport.

The harrowed passenger, Tiffani Adams, had fallen asleep inside a flight bound for Toronto from Quebec, which was almost empty, on June 9.

The airline was responding to an incident involving a woman who described waking up "all alone" on a "cold dark" aircraft after a flight to Toronto earlier this month. She took to the social media platform to narrate her ordeal and wrote: "I woke up around midnight [a few hours after the flight landed] freezing cold, still trapped in my seat in complete darkness".

She said at that point, "the Air Canada cars pull up, drive me up to Pearson where I'm met by another Air Canada rep asking if I'm OK and would I like a limo and hotel".

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

The panicked passenger said her phone was dead and she was unable to charge it because there was no power on the plane.

At the same time, she said she found a way to open the plane's door - but had no way to get down. Adams states that her flight was short, only 1.5 hours long, and when she awoke from her slumbers, the plane had already landed hours ago. He then escorted her to the airport building to the Air Canada representatives.

While she was on board, Adams managed to locate a torch in the cockpit and attempted to attract attention.

"We are still reviewing this matter so I have no additional details to share", said Peter Fitzpatrick.

'As someone with an anxiety disorder, I can tell you how terrifying this was'.

Adams said she told the man that she was "wondering the same" thing. "I need someone to go and get her, '" Noel-Dale said.

She used the flashlight to signal for help, and eventually someone driving a luggage cart noticed her and alerted authorities.

Ms Adams confirmed that the airline had been in touch as part of the investigation and to offer their apologies.

The airline confirmed to the Associated Press that the incident took place. In a statement to CBS News, an airport spokesperson said, "We are aware of this passenger's story and we can certainly empathize with the concern she must have felt".

She struggles to fall asleep, waking up "anxious and afraid [she was] locked up someplace dark".

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