Pakistani Businessman on Missing Sub survived ‘Nightmare’ Flight

The wife of Shahzada Dawood, the businessman on the missing Titanic sub, revealed that she and her husband survived a life-changing flight.

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"I was frightened like never before in my life."

Pakistani businessman Shahzada Dawood, who is among five people on the missing Titanic submarine, survived a terrifying plane journey, which passengers thought would cost them their lives.

The 48-year-old businessman travelled with his 19-year-old son Sulaiman.

They were on board the tiny underwater craft taking paying tourists to view the famous wreck of the Titanic 12,500ft underwater.

However, the submarine lost signal in the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, 370 miles off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada.

There is now a desperate search to find the submarine before the onboard oxygen runs out.

A blog post written by his wife Christine in January 2019 has now resurfaced.

Describing a horrific flight she and her husband once endured, Christine wrote:

“I’ve read many times that people start to pray in such situations or that their life flashes by like a movie.

“My husband told me later that he was thinking of all the opportunities he’d missed and how much he still wanted to teach our children.”

Christine did not say when the flight took place or where they were flying to or from.

She described how the plane plunged twice during a storm while coming in to land, just as the seatbelt sign had come on.

She continued: “The mumbling got louder.

“Some were praying, I’m sure, some just nervously talking. I heard a cry here or there and a few swear words thrown in for good measure.

“People were falling back on their natural coping mechanisms I realised, and mine was calmness.

“Not the good kind, though. It was the stillness stemming from absolute terror. I was frightened like never before in my life.

“I wasn’t even able to wipe away the tears running down my face or move my head to look around.”

Christine recalled her head slamming against the window and the pilot told them he was going to try and land the plane from a different angle.

“My husband faced me, our eyes locked and our hands interlinked.

“No words were needed. He was as scared as I was and yet we were together. ‘Until death do…’ No, don’t go there!”

Christine stated she realised “my life had changed and would never be the same again”.

Christine and her daughter Alina are currently in Canada, praying for good news as rescue teams try to find the missing vessel.

Shahzada has kept up a globe-trotting lifestyle, which is fuelled by his passions for science, travel and nature.

Ahsen Uddin Syed, a friend who used to work with the businessman at the Engro Corporation, a business conglomerate where Shahzada is the vice chairman, said:

“Travelling, science, are part of his DNA.”

Dhiren is a journalism graduate with a passion for gaming, watching films and sports. He also enjoys cooking from time to time. His motto is to “Live life one day at a time.”

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