This is the heart-stopping moment a Jet2 plane “nosedived” towards the sea as a terrified mom sent her husband what she believed was a final “I love you” text.
Nickola Tye filmed the horror plunge after oxygen masks dropped from the ceiling on the plane from Ibiza to Leeds.
A screeching alarm sounded and the captain told terrified passengers to “prepare for an emergency descent.”
Tye said “all hell broke loose” as the aircraft – carrying around 180 people – then nosedived towards the sea.
The 39-year-old even texted her husband to tell him she loved him for what she believed would be the final time, New york post reports
She said: “I didn’t have my two young children or husband with me and all I could think was I’m not going to get to see them again.”
“Because we were getting lower I was able to write a text to my husband. I said ‘the plane is dropping and the oxygen masks have dropped down, if anything happens I love you.’”
“It was awful after we landed. When it’s all happening your brain goes into shock but when we landed that’s when it all hit us.”
“That’s when people started crying. There was a woman at the front who could not be consoled.”
The Jet2 plane was 30 minutes into the flight back from Ibiza when the horror happened.
Passenger John Hatfield has now slammed the airline after claiming his oxygen mask failed to drop as the plane plummeted towards the sea.
The 33-year-old said: “It took a couple of seconds to register what was going on – and then everyone’s masks came down apart from the one on our row.”
“My girlfriend was really upset and crying.”
“We were calling for the flight attendants and pressing the button for attention – but they had already sat down and put their own masks on.”
“Eventually we managed to get the masks on – but it was quite terrifying.”
“Luckily it was me, but I hate to think what could have happened if it was a child or an old person who could not reach or was not strong enough to pull it open.”
Another passenger, Tom Miller, said he too texted friends and family – including a message to his wife saying “I love you babe” as the plane plummeted.
The plane leveled out once it returned to a safe altitude and was diverted to Barcelona airport.
After four hours the terrified passengers were flown back to Leeds, England on a replacement aircraft – but many were too petrified to board.
Jet2 blamed the incident on Sunday on a “minor technical issue.”
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