I don't fly much but as with everyone else, crashing,especially into the ocean is my greatest fear. Although flying is one of the safest modes of travel, I always say a little prayer every time I set foot on a plane. This past week was no exception as we flew to Memphis for our annual St. Jude Radiothon Seminar. Our flights were great, on time, not much turbulence and safely back on ground each time.

I'm just thankful I wasn't on the British Airways flight to London. The flight left Miami bound for Heathrow Airport, London. At 3am the plane was 3 hours into it's flight and 35,000 feet over the Atlantic Ocean, many folks were sleeping and they hear over the intercom the emergency message saying to brace for a water landing, they were about to crash.

Panic from many, if not most, ensued. (Can you imagine what was going through these peoples minds?) Within a few seconds, there is discrepancy on how long, but the crew did come on the intercom and assure everyone that it was only a mistake they were not going to crash. The passengers say it was at least 30 seconds or more before the announcement was made. The crew says it made an immediate announcement. Nevertheless, it was a false alarm and all was well. They made it safely to London with no further problems.

Talk about a stressful beginning to a vacation!! This isn't the first time this has happened on a British Airways flight either. In August of 2010 a similar emergency message was made on a flight from Heathrow, London bound for Hong Kong. Again it was only a false alarm.

I'm thinking they need to check their equipment before anymore flights. They are literally going to scare someone to death!!