Want to know the secrets that most pilots will never share with you? Prepare yourself, because these facts may change the way you think about flying. Here are 15 darkest secrets your pilot and other members of the cabin crew don’t want you to know, gathered from all around the web.

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“We tell passengers what they need to know. We don’t tell them things that are going to scare the pants off them. So you’ll never hear me say, ‘Ladies and gentlemen, we just had an engine failure,’ even if that’s true.” – Jim Tilmon, retired American Airlines pilot, Phoenix.