Another story from the popular category „How the hell can this happen?!“
On June 9th, 2019, a female passenger fell asleep on a 90 minutes Air Canada flight from Quebec to Toronto. Nothing wrong about that so far. It’s not like on a train where you can miss your stop, right? Well…
When the passenger woke up, she noticed that everything around here was cold and dark. She was still on the airplane, but nobody was with her. At first, she thought she was dreaming; and having an anxiety disorder didn’t exactly help in that kind of situation as well.
The passenger got to the cockpit and tried using a flashlight to get some groundworkers attention. After an unsuccessful attempt, she then somehow managed to open the door of the airplane, and finally, some workers saw her, and they got her off the plane. Air Canada already confirmed the story, and they’re investigating how that could’ve happened.
In all seriousness, it must have been a terrible personal experience for the passenger the way she described it. Something like that is not supposed to happen, and it could’ve ended much worse if that would’ve happened in the winter months.
My guess is that the flight attendants saw her sleeping before the landing, but they let her be. She must have had a window seat or something. Then, after everyone left the plane, they did a quick walk through the aircraft, overseeing the passenger in her seat. And as it already was late, the cleaning crew would not have been supposed to arrive until the next morning. I‘m sure they didn’t leave her on purpose but still… That cannot happen.