An Aer Lingus flight from Dublin to Paris caused panic when the cabin crew accidentally played the emergency landing tape. The tape was meant to be played asking passengers to return to their seats as turbulence hit and the correct tape was firstly played in English but the crew then played a tape in French that warned passengers that the plane was about to crash.
The aircraft was flying over the Irish Sea at the time and passengers soon started screaming and crying on the announcement that the plane was about to crash. There were approximately 70 French passengers on board and one lady stated that she was sitting next to a French man who woke up looking very startled after the announcement but she had no idea why. The man proceeded to tell the English lady what had been said and that they were to await direction from the pilot.
The flight was only 20 minutes in during the incident and the crews mistake was soon apparent and an apology and explanation was quickly made. It has since been claimed that a malfunction in the system had led to the confusion and that mishaps like that rarely happen.Author's Google+ page