Picture this…you’re on an India Express 737 en route to India from Dubai having a nice meal, probably even enjoying a movie while getting to know the person next to you when all of a sudden ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!! Your flight has suddenly turned into a plummeting nightmare! People screaming, food flying everywhere as you begin to make your peace with God. Then all of a sudden, someone who may have an “S” on his chest underneath his uniform goes flying past you…it’s the Captain.
The India Express was in severe trouble last May in this exact same scenario. The plane was being left in the hands of a 25-year old co-pilot while the pilot was taking a bathroom break. What may have very well been a comical maneuver going on in the cockpit was a very real scenario for the 113 passengers that were clueless to their fate as they were descending in a hurry to the ground.
This happened in May, but it seems it was kept under wraps until now. Strange, huh? It sounds like a scene from the 1980’s flick “Airplane.” Except in this scenario, the captain was smart and was able to save the day with his quick thinking. Here’s more on the uncanny mishap here.