A pilot’s official report from a very bumpy landing has left the internet in stitches.
Passengers on the short flight from Charlottesville to Washington D.C. met a messy end to their journey as their plane attempted to land in the middle of a Bomb Cyclone earlier this week.
The plane shook violently as it attempted to land, lurching and wobbling uneasily just meters above the ground. Fortunately, no passengers were injured, most of them did, however, suffer from extremely upset stomachs.
In the pilot’s official flight report, he stated that the plane encountered severe turbulence upon descent, noting: “Very bumpy upon descent. Pretty much everyone on the plane threw up.”
Yep, “pretty much everyone”, that’s the technical term. For this particular plane, which seats 50 passengers, that would mean about 40-50 people, all communally hurling their guts up together.
Official NOAA aircraft report amid high winds: "PRETTY MUCH EVERY ONE ON THE PLANE THREW UP" pic.twitter.com/cd83EL6atf
— Justin Fenton (@justin_fenton) March 2, 2018
The pilots even acknowledged their own unease with the turbulence: “Pilots were on the verge of throwing up.”
Whilst this flight managed to land, over 3000 have not even been able to take off due to the intense weather.
The massive nor’easter pummeling the East Coast of the USA is responsible for at least seven deaths. The storm has been dubbed a “bomb cyclone”, a term reserved for low-pressure systems that drop 24 millibars in under 24 hours.