SA mom, kids in plane drama

2013-01-14 10:41
Suné Minnaar and her family. (Volksblad)

Suné Minnaar and her family. (Volksblad)

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Bloemfontein - A woman has revealed how a Delta Airlines plane she was travelling on with her three children had to make an emergency landing on the island Ascension in the Atlantic Ocean after one of the engines failed.

Suné Minnaar and her children were flying back to Canada, to which they had emigrated two years ago after visiting grandparents in Heilbron, reported Volksblad.

Speaking from Regina in Canada, Minnaar said that her children were asleep when the pilot announced that the plane would have to make an emergency landing.

Although the landing was a bit bumpy, no one was injured.

Several South Africans were on board.

Fortunately there were both British and American military bases on the island.

Minnaar was able to call her husband and was given a bedroom and meals.

An American couple even showed her and the children around the island.

“The children could play on the beach. I told the children this was an adventure few people experienced.”

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