Aussie cricketer Travis Head in plane scare with pregnant partner
Aussie cricketer Travis Head and his pregnant partner Jess Davies have revealed details of a terrifying plane scare that saw them forced to undergo an emergency landing.
The couple were on their way home from a holiday in the Maldives when things went awry on the return flight.
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Davies has revealed that the plane carrying the couple was forced to make an emergency landing, with the plane sliding off the tarmac into an empty field on the second attempt.
South Australian cricketer Travis Head and his pregnant partner have been caught up in a frightening plane drama overseas. @katelambe_ #9News pic.twitter.com/8i3YKyiNJr
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Davies detailed the "terrifying" ordeal by sharing a number of photos on Instagram, before confirming that the couple were "totally fine".
“Our plane started descending 30 minutes into our one hour flight and we ended up landing on an island 45 minutes away from our destination,” she wrote.
“After our second landing attempt, we slid off the tarmac into a field.
“It was like watching a movie, the people panic and then some passengers got aggressive towards staff because they locked us in a room with no water or phone signal or any communication for 45 minutes which only scared people more.
“Eventually they moved us to a nicer room with seating TV and Wi-Fi. We waited four hours for a rescue plane and provided with accommodation.”
Davies joked that the couple's dinner plans had been ruined after sharing an image of the couple eating instant noodles from their accommodation.
Travis Head enjoys eventful year
The incident comes after an eventful year for Head and his partner, whop announced they were expecting their first child in September.
Head was also named player of the Ashes series earlier this year after his heroics in Australia's 4-0 demolition of England.
The South Australian batter blasted 357 runs at an average of 59.50 over the series, despite missing a game due to Covid-19.
Head missed the New Year’s Test in Sydney after testing positive for Covid, before ending the Ashes series with an extraordinary strike rate of 86.
He also blasted the fastest century for Australia in ODIs against Pakistan in a stunning return to the international format in March.
Playing his first ODI since 2018, Head cracked 101 off 72 balls to lift Australia to 7-313 in the series-opening win.
Head also snared 2-35 off six overs in a surprise cameo with the ball.
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