Australian cricketer Travis Head and his pregnant fiancee in ‘terrifying’ emergency landing
Australian cricketer Travis Head and his pregnant fiancée Jessica Davies were returning from the Maldives when their plane had to make a ‘terrifying’ emergency landing. The plane is believed to have slid off the tarmac into a field as it attempted to make a second landing attempt 30 minutes after taking off following a sudden descent.
Recalling the ordeal the couple and other passengers had to endure during what was supposed to be an hour-long flight, Davies said they were “absolutely fine” now.
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“On our way back from the Maldives, our plane started to descend 30 minutes into our one hour flight and we ended up landing on an island 45 minutes from our destination…after our second attempt to land, we slid tarmac in a field,” Davies captioned a photo of the plane lit up by vehicles.
“It was like a movie, watching people panicking. Then some passengers became aggressive towards the staff because they locked us in a room with no water, no phone signal or any communication for 45 minutes, which didn’t only scared people more.”
“Eventually they moved us to a nicer room with seats, a TV and Wi-Fi. We waited four hours for a rescue plane and (we were) accommodated in Malé (capital of the Maldives).” , she added.
Head got engaged to Davies in March this year.
She managed to see a funnier side to an otherwise terrifying experience by sharing a photo of a cup of noodles, saying, “On a funnier note, we had planned to have dinner at Shangri-La…but I didn’t. wasn’t made for my Mamee noodles instead. “
Davies, who is 22 weeks pregnant, also shared a video clip of passengers standing around the plane.
Head has played 26 Tests, 45 ODIs and 17 T20Is for Australia so far. He will next be seen in action on Australia’s tour of Sri Lanka in June, where they are due to play three T20Is, five ODIs and two Tests.
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