Recently it was reported that the pilot of a flight approaching Paris came on the intercom to say that they would have to divert to another airport as he wasn’t qualified to land in fog.
This got us thinking about other things pilots have said which you really wished they hadn’t. These are some of the experiences of PureTravel staff:
- On a flight with Tajik Air the pilot asked if all passengers in rows 1-22 could get up and walk to the back of the plane. There was a malfunction with a flap and they were having problems getting the nose up to gain altitude.
- On an internal flight with Aeroflot, a tour guide was allocated a seat in the cockpit. He found this interesting until just after take-off when the pilot started asking him to push buttons and flick switches.
- On a flight from Dakkar to the UK on Biman Bangladesh, the pilot asked if there was a doctor on board several times, with an increasing level of desperation. When finally somebody responded, the ill gentleman was confirmed to have died several hours earlier. As the flight was full he was left in his seat with a teatowel over his head.
- Flying from Amsterdam to Norwich on a KLM flight, all the electrics go out. The pilot announces that the generator has broken and that the plane wuld return to Amsterdam.
- Flying on a small plane in Ethiopia on Ethiopia Airways, the pilot asked all passengers to look out of the windows and look for the rural airstrip as it was “around about here somewhere.”
Do you have any such experiences? Let us know with a comment below.