‘I thought I was going to die’: New Zealand bride ‘felt the end was nigh’ after plane crash
An Australian woman was forced to abort a wedding planning ceremony because she felt the end of the world was nagging at her and she couldn’t get through to her fiancé.
Key points:An Indian man, who is married to a woman in India, died after his plane crashed in NepalTwo pilots survivedThe couple were travelling to New Zealand for the wedding of their second childWhen they landed in Kathmandu, the bride and groom had no idea what had happenedThe wedding took place on March 23 and the bride was married to an Indian man in Kathbalpur.
She had planned to travel to New York to marry him but she didn’t know that his plane had crashed on the way.
“I was just looking forward to it, I wanted to be with my husband,” she said.
“We were in the airport waiting for the planes to land.
I just thought ‘I’m going to go and see my fiancé’.”
She had just finished her final exam and was due to go back to her country on March 24.
“Then I realised that there was a plane that had crashed and that’s when I had to do something,” she recalled.
“That’s when it hit me.
I had a panic attack.”‘
The end is nigh’: Woman is told to abort wedding planning because she feels ‘the end is coming’She went to the nearest hospital and she was taken to a trauma centre.
“When I arrived, the doctor asked me, ‘Have you experienced a panic reaction?’
And I said ‘yes, I have’,” she said, adding that her panic attack started after she woke up in the hospital.”
They asked me ‘what happened?’ and I said, ‘I was on the plane and I felt the plane had gone down’.”
She said she felt like she was going “to die”.
“When you’re on a plane, you don’t know if it’s going to come down, you know that it’s not going to be that easy, so you have to be really, really, careful.”
The couple had planned for their wedding in New York but were still in Kathbadpur when they landed.
The bride said the plane went down in the morning and they were not aware of what had gone wrong until she woke in the ICU.
“It was just very frightening,” she told AAP.
“She was still awake at the time.”
She had surgery at the ICM Centre for Women and Children in Kathalgaung, where the couple was treated for a fractured skull and other injuries.Her fiancé survived the crash and has since recovered.
The couple’s daughter told the New Zealand Herald that the family was “devastated” and had received “overwhelming support” from the Indian community.
“This is a very difficult time for the family and our thoughts are with them at this time,” the family said in a statement.