Kym Marsh's terror flight
- Bang Showbiz
- 10 March 2015
Kym Marsh endured a terrifying flight from the Isle of Man to England last week and she was convinced her "number was up" when the plane got trapped in a jet stream and dropped through the air
Kym Marsh and her three-year-old daughter endured a "terrifying near-death" flight last week.
The 'Coronation Street' actress feared she was going to die during a "horrific" plane journey with her parents and daughter Polly from the Isle of Man when the aircraft they were travelling on felt like it was going to "fall out of the sky" after getting caught in a jet stream for 20 minutes.
Writing in her OK! magazine column, Kym - who sat away from Polly because she's such a nervous flier - said: "Last week I had a terrifying near-death experience - I really thought my number was up. I was on a flight back from the Isle of Man where I'd been to mentor an acting workshop for teenagers. I was travelling with my dad, mum and Polly in a little propeller plane.
"During the flight the plane suddenly, and petrifyingly, dropped, and it felt like it was falling out of the sky. It started bouncing all over the place and we were being thrown around in the sky. It was horrendous and it wasn't long before I started crying, as did other people on the plane - everyone was really nervous and scared.
"The captain said over the speaker that we were caught in a jet stream and they were trying to get clearance from air traffic control so that we could fly lower to get out of it."
Luckily, after 20 minutes the plane exited the jet stream and was able to safely land in England.
Following the awful experience, the 38-year-old actress was delighted to be back on hard ground again and rang her fiancé Dan Hooper as soon as she got the chance.
She added: "When I got off the plane - after I'd managed to dig my nails out from my hands - I rang Dan straight away to tell him I love him.
"My mum told me afterwards that Polly was giggling at first thinking she was on a fairground ride, but then it started to get really bad and she said, 'I'm scared now.' I think she was braver than me, though!"