Emergency Crash Warning Played by Mistake on BA Flight

About 275 passengers flying on the British Airways Boeing 747 from London to Hong Kong on Tuesday saw their entire lives flashing before their eyes, after an automatic voice from hell began saying “This is an emergency. We may shortly need to make an emergency landing on water.”
The automatic voice, as calm as the North Sea waters over which the plane was flying at that time, caused cold chills to run down the spines of all those aboard. Fortunately for them, the calm voice which announced the imminent mass killing had been activated by mistake. A computer or a pilot mistake, no one is sure yet...

"We all thought we were going to die,"' Michelle Lord, one of the passenger on the flight told The Sun. Other passengers were a bit more blunt, saying they couldn't think of anything worse than being told that they are about to crash.

The airline company apologized for the inconvenience and said the matter is currently under investigation to get to the bottom of it all.

“Our cabin crew immediately made an announcement following the message advising customers that it was an error and that the flight would continue as normal,” British Airways defended their blooper.

Never having been in a situation in which the plane we were on was about to crash (fingers crossed), it's hard for us to understand what must have gone through those poor passengers' minds. But to have a machine telling you have a few more minutes to live, that's just cruel. Even if it is by mistake...
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