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(Meredith) -- A passenger who fell asleep on an Air Canada flight woke up to find herself locked in the plane long after the flight ended, PEOPLE reported.

The passenger, Tiffani O’Brien, was traveling to Toronto from Quebec City when she fell asleep in the middle of the flight.

When O’Brien awoke hours later, she said she was alone and the plane was “freezing cold” and “pitch black” according to a Facebook post by a woman who says she is a friend of O’Brien.

O’Brien said she has an anxiety disorder in the Facebook post, which made the situation worse.

“I’m trying to focus on my breathing and control my panic attack while I attempt to charge my phone by plugging it into every USB port I could find,” she wrote in the post. “No luck bc when they shut the aircraft down there is no power whatsoever. I’m full on panicking bc I want off this nightmare asap.”

In her post, O’Brien said she made her way into the plane’s cockpit where she tried to use the communication system, only to find out none of it worked. She eventually found a flashlight and tried to use it to signal for help.

Using the light of the flashlight, O’Brien said she was able to get the door of the main cabin open, but could not escape because of the 40 to 50 foot drop to the ground.

O’Brien said she finally caught the attention of a ground crew member on a luggage cart, who helped her out of the plane.

A representative of Air Canada told PEOPLE the airline is reviewing the situation and did not have any more details at the time. However, the representative said the company has followed up with O’Brien and plans to remain in contact with her.

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