Terror In The Skies

February 28, 2010

in Weather Stories

When I was a boy in my late teens my mother and two of our friends were flying back home to the UK after spending a week in Portugal. While we were boarding our plane we noticed that it looked old and rusted and seemed to be falling apart by the second. The inside was also quite shabby looking. Shortly after take off and reaching cruising altitude we hit a big and I mean BIG storm. Everyone was staring out of their windows at the huge black mass that we were flying into. It was when we all heard the first rumble of thunder that we began to get wary. Soon our windows are streaming with flashes of light as dozens of lightning bolts zap up around us. It was quite a terrifying experience as we were all sure we would be hit. To make matters worse the wind got very powerful and began to rock the plane side to side. It was getting difficult trying to stand up in the walkways, especially in the toilets.

Without warning there was a HUGE blast of thunder and the plane rocked violently as it was hit by a sudden powerful gust of wind sending all those still standing, staggering. The seat belt sign came on and the captain came over the intercom asking everyone to please return to their seats. The plane continued to violently to rock side by side and I was certain this bucket of bolts of a plane was going to fall apart. One of my friends starts crying from terror as we jerk seemingly out of control. I could tell from the looks on the flight attendants that we were in trouble. But amazingly we landed in the UK shaken but unharmed. I had wobbly legs for the rest of the day!

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Origional Poster March 19, 2010 at 10:31 am

I don't mean to be a fusspot but no one has commented on my story and I do like to hear other peoples comments so if you have anything to say please go ahead.


Kad March 20, 2010 at 1:51 pm

I will comment to your hearts content.


rerere March 19, 2010 at 11:39 am

What a dumb ass.


ps March 19, 2010 at 12:26 pm

Actually yours was a flight from hell. But it's from works from the the master above. Next time your flight goes bonkers you need to throw in something about fat people, drunks etc…


Kad March 20, 2010 at 1:46 pm

drunk fat chicks would be the trifecta ps. I thought you were a long time poster here.


We aren't very good at commenting on Acts From God here. Well, the shabby looking plane might qualify, but FFH can't handle 450million posts per day (no offense Gregg).


Chiquita Chick March 19, 2010 at 12:41 pm

It definitely was a flight from hell OP. I think I would have soiled my panties.


Me March 31, 2010 at 11:30 am

Wait, you were standing in the toilet?? "It was getting difficult trying to stand up in the walkways, especially in the toilets."


Morgan September 14, 2010 at 2:54 am

Sounds like a typical US Air jet.


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