Shocking moment water pours through British Airways cabin mid-flight from Heathrow to Washington DC as crew scream

Shocking moment water pours through British Airways cabin mid-flight from Heathrow to Washington DC as crew scream

WATER cascades through a cabin at 30,000ft in terrifying scenes on a jumbo jet.

Towels and blankets were frantically placed on the floor and around the emergency exit door to try and stem the flow.

Water poured through a BA flight in mid-air terrifying passengers
Water poured through a BA flight in mid-air terrifying passengersCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk
A steady stream was seen pouring down a set of steps
A steady stream was seen pouring down a set of stepsCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk
The flight was en route for Washington DC
The flight was en route for Washington DCCredit: Alamy

One startled crew member surveying the inflight scene exclaimed: “no f****** way”.

A steady shower of water fell from the ceiling of the Airbus A380 during Flight BA292 from Heathrow to Washington DC.

Stairs at the front of the plane leading from the First cabin up to Club World seats were also drenched.

Crew members were soaked trying to mop up the water and passengers scarpered to dry areas of the plane.

Nervous flyers were worried the water may damage the avionics wiring and the electrics.

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Rugs were placed in a desperate bid to prevent the liquid seeping through the plane.

Despite the best efforts of crew, water was still streaming from a clean water tank.

Hundreds of litres of water from one of the jet’s supplies was washing around the plane towards the end of the 12-hour flight.

BA said no diversion was necessary because safety was not compromised. The jet was fixed by engineers on touchdown and later resumed service.

It is the first time one of BA’s A380 jets has sprung a leak midflight – although Airbus has been hit by similar incidents.

Chaotic scenes on the British Airways jet – which took off at 22.40 last Friday and arrived in the US at 10.55 on Saturday – were shared with The Sun in video clips.

In one a BA stewardess can be heard whispering “no f****** way” as she takes in the shocking scene.

Another airline worker told The Sun: “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.”

BA said a faulty valve on the internal clean water supply was fixed on arrival in the US.

An airline spokesman said: “While there was no safety issue at any point, the area was quickly isolated and the flight continued as planned.”

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*Meanwhile BA staff are willing to support strike action over a pay row. A whopping 97.3% of balloted staff said they’d walk out – potentially causing travel chaos for millions.

Unite bosses will now step up negotiations with management and failing a resolution will push for a further vote over industrial action.

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