Aussie cricket hero and his pregnant partner’s ‘terrifying’ account of their flight from hell will make you never want to fly again: ‘It was like watching a movie, the people panic and then got aggressive’
- Australian international cricketer Travis Head and partner in airline emergency
- His partner Jess Davies, who is six months pregnant, described ‘terrifying’ event
- Their Maldivian airlines plane forced to land unexpectedly then slid into a field
- Angry passengers became ‘aggressive’ after the airline locked them in a room
An Australian cricket star and his pregnant wife have revealed how they were caught in a ‘terrifying’ mid-air emergency while on a dream holiday overseas .
Travis Head and his pregnant partner Jess Davies were on their way home from the Maldives on a small plane when they suddenly were forced back to ground and almost crashed on landing.
Their Maldivian Airlines plane ‘slid off the tarmac into a field’ as it attempted to land on its second attempt on the night flight.
Confused passengers on board panicked ‘like in a movie’, Ms Davies said in social media posts.
Travis Head and his pregnant partner Jess Davies were on their way home from the Maldives on a small plane when they were forced into an unexpected night landing, before almost crashing on landing
Their Maldivian airlines plane ‘slid off the tarmac into a field’ as it attempted to land on its second attempt while confused passengers panicked ‘like in a movie’
The dramatic incident then led to a farcical aftermath that saw furious fellow passengers begin to get ‘aggressive’ with the Maldivian Airline staff.
The shocked couple said they were ‘locked’ in a room with other angry passengers without water or communications.
Ms Davies, who is six months pregnant, described the whole incident as ‘terrifying’.
She posted a photo on social media of their Maldivian plane stationery in a green field, surrounded by vehicles with spotlights blazing onto the aircraft.
Jess Davies and Travis Head had been on a luxury holiday in a Maldives resort
Confused and scared passengers on the same flight as Travis Head and Jess Davies were left to mill around in a field after their plane slid off the tarmac – before they were locked in a room
Passengers wandered around in the dark after getting off their defective flight
‘On our way home from the Maldives our plane started descending 30 minutes into our one hour flight and we ended up landing on an island 45 minutes away from our destination,’ she posted.
‘After out second landing attempting we slid off the tarmac into a field.’
Ms Davies posted a video of passengers walking dazed in the field.
‘It was like a movie watching people panic,’ she said.
‘Then some passengers got aggressive towards staff because they locked us in a room without water, phone signal or any communication for 45 minutes which only scared people more.’
‘We waited four hours for a rescue plane and provided with accommodation in Male but don’t worry we are totally fine.’
Previously Ms Davies had posted jaw-dropping photos of the couple’s luxurious surroundings in the idyllic Maldives in the Indian Ocean.
She had joked online that she planned to lose her passport so she couldn’t come home.
Maldivian Airlines later issued a short social statement playing down the incident.
Previously Ms Davies had posted jaw-dropping photos of the couple’s luxurious surroundings in the Maldives
Jess Davies had joked online that she planned to lose her passport so she couldn’t come home
‘Our aircraft, while landing at KDO at 1945 hrs had an incident on the runway,’ it said.
‘All passengers have disembarked and there are no injuries to passengers and crew. We are investigating this incident.’
In response, one commenter said ‘Your aircrafts are older than [the] pyramids, replace those with new please.’
Ms Davies, who is six months pregnant, described the whole incident as ‘terrifying’
One commenter on Maldivian Airline’s Facebook page accused the company of having planes ‘older than the pyramids’