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Flight Risk

by Anne Deborah Taylor
Originally published by on 24/04/2018

The passengers sat there. They hadn’t left the ground and already their holiday was in jeopardy. Some passengers held their heads, while others gripped seat arms. All the fun and laughter was gone and forgotten.

At the front of the aircraft he stood. His arms crossed over his chest. His – almost – accentless English sharp and precise.

“Sit down and stay sat,' he said firmly. “One move from any of you and this aircraft is going nowhere.'

Captain Bernard turned round sharply, flicking some imaginary dust off his left epaulette as four mischievous little boys scurried sheepishly back to their seats.

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