Mumbai to London
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I had a tragedy in the last years that I can never forget when I was 6. And it was on a plane. I never thought like this would happen in my life. If that one man that saved us would not have been in the plane then I might be not here....
All of these started when my school had given me summer vacations for that year. My father decided to make a trip to London in these vacations. I was very elated to hear such a good news. I was never so happy before. May 14, 9 AM, after packing our bags we rushed to the airport as we were already very late.
Just on time, we reached the airport. We had 2 trolleys and one handbag. The security checked our bags and we checked in to the airport. Our tickets were assured and we sat in our Economy class. Our plane was to depart from Mumbai at 13:35 PM and should have an halt at Istanbul airport at 18:30 PM at evening. All was moving smoothly till the Istanbul Airport.
After taking off from Istanbul, our plane lost its wheels as it catches fire after taking off. The wheels had to be detached from the plane in order to keep the plane safe from fire. If wheels were not there, the plane will be not able to land on any airport. And if the plane tries to land wheel-less then the lesser part of the plane would catch fire, and further cause it into a blast. 21:33 PM from Istanbul and the plane is above the Chernobyl City of Ukraine and the pilots try to call at the emergency centre of Chernobyl airport.
The response we get is, " Plane AS-37 Turkish Airlines is on danger and we need to have some emergency planning to get all the passengers and crew safe, we will return to you shortly" It was not the time to return to us shortly, all we have is hope. Unfortunately, we didn't get any call from any call centre. The pilots informed us to stay hopeful as they will try their best to keep the passengers safe.
At 23:46 PM, we hear some jets noise coming from the back. They were RF-17 Jets returning from Poland to Italy as they were sent to Poland for some issues in their jet. Pilots had to get in contact with those jets to seek help. They were in contact after a minute. They were not able to help us as the place in was too short in those jets. Nevertheless, they went to seek help from the down.
At 2:09 AM, we heard a big jet trying to help us. We were above Vienna, Austria. The big jet instead of helping us, made the situation more tense after it lost control. It broke itself after it lost control and one wing of it crashed into the second engine of the plane and fire started to bloom out. The pilot of the jet ejected and made himself safe after bagging himself the parachute.
The parachute, it came to my mind making myself think why didn't I think that. There were three parachutes at the cockpit available. Maximum 6 of us can make themselves safe. The senior citizens and some young experienced people with them decided to jump with the parachute.
London airport centre came in contact with the pilots on 4:26 AM. They took immediate response and searched for some help for the plane. The fuel we had was just enough to reach Iceland, but as a result of the second engine failure, we have got just enough fuel to reach London. So if we had to land then we had to land in London.
The London Call Centre says, " Please be patient, we will do something to get you landed safely, just give us five minutes. " We were just above the north-western shore of France and London is just a five miles away. All of a sudden, the call centre of London said, " There is no chance of landing on an airport, instead try to land on the River Thames, a ferry toe boat will be collecting the plane' s wreckage. "
They agreed to the call centre's suggestion. They said to the passengers to put on the life jackets available at the back cockpit of the plane. And now comes the climax. The plane keeps its nose up as high as possible and keeps its back wing as low as possible while landing on a river. All the passengers were slightly injured on their hands while some got hit on their heads. The pilots had landed on the river safely and just about when the plane was sinking, the toe boat toed us and carried the wreckage to a good space place.
All the passengers were recovered from their injuries and there was no fatality case. You must be wondering who is the man who saved us which I said in the beginning. And the saviour award goes to the pilot