Home and Away’s Tammin Sursok details terrifying plane emergency landing

Former Home and Away star Tammin Sursok has revealed terrifying details about the time her plane went down nine years ago, calling it the “scariest moment” of her life.

The 38-year-old posted a TikTok on Thursday, which currently has over one million views, recounting the life-changing experience from 2012.

Tammin Sursok.
Tammin says the flight experience was the “scariest moment” of her life. Photo: Instagram/tamminsursok

Tammin began by telling her followers that she and her husband were “so excited” to travel from New York City to Istanbul.

“As we got on there was a weird dinging sound. So we asked the flight attendant and she said it was just a kid and everything was fine,” she explained.

“All of a sudden when we were mid-air the plane dropped 10,000 feet but again were told that nothing was wrong.”


“Then we heard a bang and were told to pull down our shades and not look out the window,” she claimed. “We didn’t listen and saw them dumping all the fuel.

“Then they told us to get ready to land but we were two hours over the ocean?! That we had lost all electrical power and were landing with no instruments.”

A CBC news report from the time confirmed that the Delta Airlines pilots had experienced problems with the plane’s electrical system.

Tammin Sursok's TikTok.
Tammin said the plane ended up landing in Nova Scotia. Photos: TikTok/officialtamminsursok

“We landed in an abandoned military air strip which was now a field in Nova Scotia,” Tammin continued.

“We waited for seven hours on the plane to be rescued. The airline apologised for the incident and offered us a $100 gift voucher.”

In a follow-up video, Tammin posted photos from the experience and added that they were let out of the plane in groups of eight for “fresh air”. She also shared the apology letter she had received from the airline.

According to CBC, the passengers stayed in the Stephenville International Airport in Newfoundland overnight until a replacement plane arrived the next day to continue the journey.

The Pretty Little Liars actress had previously opened up about the experience when explaining to 9Honey Travel why she is “a terrible flyer”.

“Flying feels very out of control for me,” she said. “When the plane’s like, banging up and down I don't feel safe, even though I know I am, so it’s irrational.”

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