Footage of water pouring into a British Airways flight as it soared 30,000 feet in the sky makes for shocking viewing. See for yourself below:
Bucket loads of water can be seen gushing down from the ceiling in the video, filmed on transatlantic flight BA292, which left Heathrow at 10.40pm on 10 June and touched down in Washington DC the next day.
BA confirmed that the leak was due to a water storage unit fault, but said it didn’t present a safety issue.
The airline told LADbible: "Safety is always our highest priority and we would never operate an aircraft unless it was safe to do so."
BA crew members had smothered the aircraft with blue blankets in a frantic attempt to soak up the water.
Clearly stunned by the situation, one crew member could be heard saying: “No f**king way.”
The incident took place on one of the airline’s Airbus A380s, a double-decker aircraft that can hold a whopping 500 passengers.
Airbus A380s boast two flights of stairs, one at the front and one towards the rear, and it was a staircase used by economy passengers that water gushed onto.
An airline spokesperson told MailOnline: “There was no safety issue at any point, this was from the clean drinking water supply.
"The flight continued safely to Washington and landed as normal. A faulty valve was replaced and the issue fixed.”
BA also insisted that such occurrences are ‘rare’, with one staff member admitting they had never seen anything like it during their three and a half years with the company.
However, speaking to The Sun, an airline worker admitted the leak caused distress among passengers, telling the outlet: “This was not a flight for nervous flyers.
“An inflight waterfall is not a regular feature at BA. It looked more British Waterways that British Airways.
“Crew gave thanks the leak happened towards the end of the transAtlantic crossing. There were a few people saying their Hail Mary's, but staff were professional throughout.”
It’s not the first time BA has made headlines this month.
Last week, the airline was forced to apologise after a photo of an ‘atrocious’ meal served in one of their first class cabins was published online.
The image was sent to TV presenter Jane Hawkes, who shared it on Twitter and claimed the meal was served on a flight from Abuja to London.
A British Airways spokesperson told LADbible at the time: "We're speaking with our third-party caterers to understand what happened here, as this clearly doesn't meet our usual high standards. We're sorry we let our customers down on this occasion."
Featured Image Credit: The Sun/News Licensing
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