Faulty ventilation problems cause plane to land early

Flying on an airplane is one of those experiences that a lot of people find terrifying.

  • On a list of top 10 things that make people nervous, airline travel is number two on the list.

Going to the dentist is number one. My wife and I rarely travel by plane. I went to college on the other side of the country, and I spent a lot of time traveling home and back. I rode on a plane three or four times each year. After college, I didn’t ride on an airplane for nearly 15 years. When my wife and I went on our honeymoon, we decided to take a plane to our destination. Both of us were very nervous. I remember the experience like it was yesterday, even though it was nearly 10 years ago. My wife and I were nervous to board the plane, but the friendly staff made the trip fun. We had a great lift off and very little turbulence during the first half of our flight. Unfortunately, we ran into some trouble in the second half of our flight. The ventilation system was having some problems and there was no air coming out of the vents. We couldn’t get heat or cool air. The stewardess couldn’t get any type of air to flow at all. The ventilation system must be one of the important components on a plane, because the faulty system had us grounded in less than an hour. We had to make an unscheduled stop so the ventilation problem could be fixed. We ended up taking a different plane the rest of the way.