Shocking moment Delta plane cabin fills up with thick fog while it waits for take off on the tarmac in Florida
- Delta Flight 100 was waiting for takeoff in Jacksonville on Sunday night when the cabin began filling up with thick fog
- Confused passengers began recording the shocking sight on their smartphones
- One traveler claims crew members didn’t explain the cause of the thick mist – prompting some to speculate that there may have been a problem with the plane
- Delta says the incident was related to Florida’s humidity
- They are not required to report the incident to the Federal Aviation Authority
Passengers on a plane bound for New York City have been left shocked after the cabin of the aircraft began filling up with thick fog.
Delta Flight 100 was waiting for takeoff on the tarmac of Jacksonville Airport in Florida on Sunday night when the incident occurred.
Nervous travelers whipped out their smartphones to record the bizarre sight, with footage revealing that visibility was reduced to near-zero as heavy mist moved around the cabin.
One video shows a passenger with her mouth agape, clearly confused as to the what the substance could be.
According to one flier, the fog lasted for 30 minutes and many were left concerned that the cause could be aircraft malfunction.
Passengers on a plane bound for New York City have been left terrified after the cabin of the aircraft began filling up with thick fog
‘People were wondering why it was lasting so long. The flight attendants didn’t really make an announcement,’ Amanda Goncalves told CBS 2.
‘They just said they were practicing for their Halloween haunted house. They made a joke of it.
‘And then they were saying, ‘Get ready for takeoff,’ and it could have definitely caused anxiety for some people.’
It turned out that the cause of the incident was the humidity-related, with an aviation expert explaining to CBS 2 that thick condensation can occur when air conditioning starts cooling down a humid aircraft.
One video shows a passenger with their mouth agape, clearly confused as to the what the substance could be
Footage revealed that visibility was reduced to near-zero as heavy mist moved around the cabin
‘When the air conditioning system is turned on, and you’ve got cold air meeting whatever the temperature of the cabin was, you start getting condensation,’ Alan Yurman, a former National Transportation Safety Board air safety investigator, told the news station.
He says that while it is not uncommon for a small amount of condensation to occur, he has never seen such thick fog fill an aircraft.
Meanwhile, Delta similarly says the incident was caused by Florida’s humidity.
As such, they are not required to file a report with the Federal Aviation Authority.
The plane arrived safely at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York and the trip was completed without incident.
An aviation expert told CBS 2 that while it is not uncommon for a small amount of condensation to occur, he has never seen such thick fog fill an aircraft