Flight attendant: A near miss between two planes in 2000 has been revealed
Flight attendants have revealed many secrets over the years regarding life 30,000 feet in the air.
What many may not realise is that they aren’t just there to serve passengers, but are mainly onboard for safety and keeping passengers calm.
One flight attendant has revealed the terrifying moment they realised they were about to crash into another plane when landing.
Thankfully, they managed to avoid it at the last minute.
I remember the pilot pulled up so fast, I thought I was back in my Navy days
Explaining to Thrillist.com, an anonymous flight attendant from American Airlines revealed the incident which happened in 2000.
They wrote: “About 10 seconds from landing, I looked out the window and saw the tail of a Cathay Pacific Airlines Boeing 747 crossing our path as we were landing.”
The pilot was then forced to do an emergency manoeuvre: “I remember the pilot pulled up so fast, I thought I was back in my Navy days.
“The pilot didn’t say a word for about a minute.”
Flight attendant: The cabin crew member almost screamed during the incident
Whilst they managed to avoid the plane, the passengers on the flight were “screaming” after the quick ascent.
The anonymous flight attendant admitted that “the only thing that prevented me from screaming was I was pinned to the seat with such force it kept me silent.”
The pilot then made the announcement regarding what had happened and apologised for the manoeuvre after the plane crossed into their landing path without permission.
Thankfully everyone on board was fine although the flight attendant admitted having a “series of cocktails” when landing.
Flight attendant: The two planes almost crashed, but thankfully the pilot avoided it
There are a number of airlines who have never had a fatal crash in history.
Qantas is known for having one of the safest records in history, with no crashes since 1921, excluding war aircrafts.
Popular budget airlines easyJet and Ryanair also have never had a fatal crash, flying from 1995 and 1985, respectively. Ryanair suffered a near-miss after hitting 90 starling birds mid-flight but landed with only minor injuries.
Hawaiian Airlines, Emirates and Virgin Atlantic have also avoided any fatal accidents in their history.