Passenger Falls Asleep, Wakes Up Alone And Locked Inside Empty Plane

A man who fell asleep flying from

Louisiana woke up at his layover in

Houston, inside a dark, empty and locked


Tom Wagner says that the United Express

crew left him in the plane, even after he

alerted authorities through his

girlfriend, for more than 30 minutes,

according to ABC News.

The fiasco started on Friday when he fell

asleep in a window seat near the back of

the airplane. When everyone deplaned at

the layover, nobody woke Wagner up. He

woke up in a pitch-black and cold cabin,

and the aircraft doors were locked.

Luckily, his cell phone wasn't dead.

"I called my girlfriend, and she thought I

was crazy. I said, 'Debbie I'm locked on

the plane,'" he told ABC. "I said, 'I'm

telling you the truth. You better go

somewhere and get me off this plane."

Half an hour later, workers boarded the

aircraft and rescued Wagner. He told

KVEO that they wanted him to keep the

incident quiet, and put him up in a

nearby hotel and gave him a $250 flight

voucher to make the ordeal go away.

United Express maintained that its crew

did a post-flight walkthrough and issued

this statement to the Examiner:

Express Jet is investigating to

determine how this occurred, we

sincerely apologize for the

inconvenience this caused the



Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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