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Olympic cyclist Schoeman in ‘terrifying’ flight ordeal
- Updated: May 16, 2013
Olympic and Commonwealth Games cyclist Anri├½tte Schoeman had a harrowing moment aboard a flight from Port Elizabeth to Durban on Wednesday.
Port Elizabeth based Schoeman was on the flight which had to to make an enforced landing in East London.
The SA Express flight was forced down after the windscreen cracked roughly 8500 metres above sea level, according to Beeld newspaper.
ÔÇ£It was the most terrifying moment of my life,ÔÇØ said champion cyclist Schoeman. “The air pressure felt very strange and oxygen masks fell from the roof.
“That is when they announced that we would have to do an emergency landing in East London due to cabin pressure and a cracked windscreen.ÔÇØ
ÔÇ£We were all terribly rattled, but the staff reassured us with a safe landing.ÔÇØ
Schoeman was on her way to take part in the Sani2C-mountain bike race in Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal.