THIS is the alarming moment a window on an aeroplane comes loose – and stayed open for the ENTIRE two hour long flight.
The horrified passenger unlucky enough to be sitting in the window seat vowed never again to travel by aeroplane in Russia after his terrifying experience.
In the shocking footage, the window can be seen gaping wide open into the cold Russian night throughout the flight from Moscow to Krasnador, a city in the south of Russia.
After recording his experience, the passenger contacted the Sun Online with his tale, but did not wish to be named.
He said: "As soon as I sat in my seat I saw it.
"Just before taking off I looked outside and noticed something wrong, the window was shaking quite a lot.
"I spent the whole flight holding on to the window."
"I feel like this plane has more years than me," he added.
Bizarrely, other passengers seemed not to notice the issue with the aircraft – and staff allegedly didn't address the issue due to a language barrier.
The footage was taken last year.
An S7 Airlines spokesman told Sun Online: "S7 Airlines has the most modern air fleet in Russia, all our aircrafts are thoroughly checked before every flight in accordance with international safety standards.
"Any failure documented after a certain flight is immediately assessed and fixed."
They refused to comment on the specific incident saying this passenger had not logged a formal complaint.
The news follows a similarly heart-stopping experience of a passenger on board a plane in Chile, who uploaded a video to YouTube seemingly showing a plane window being easily pulled open.
But Patrick Smith, host of www.askthepilot.com, said that the reality wasn't quite as terrifying as it first appeared.
He said: "It's just a superficial liner that helps protect the actual window.
"I admit that it looks embarrassing and unprofessional, but there's no safety risk."
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