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No matter how confident a flyer you are, nothing feels better than touching down safely on the tarmac after a flight.

Once you're up in the air, things can seem rather boring - just a long wait in a tin can until you reach your destination.

For those actively working your flight though, their time in the sky can be anything but dull.

A recent Reddit thread asked pilots and flight attendants for their scariest mid-flight stories - this is what they said:

Sparks flying from the engine.

Don't be a hero.

Good old fashioned engine failure.

This terrifying scenario.

Also...

During other experiences the passengers are more than aware of the issues.

Or the cause of it.

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