Passengers were left stranded today at 30,000 feet over the Atlantic ocean today following the collapse of XL Holidays.
A flight containing 170 passengers was on it's way back to Gatwick from Tenerife when the flight had to be suspended in mid air.
Captain of the flight Roger Tower contacted us using the airplane radio and said "I had no choice other than pausing the flight were it was, as myself and the crew were no longer getting paid."
Aviation expert Jimbo Jett said "This is a rather unusual occurrence and quite frankly it's impossible."
Relatives waiting at Gatwick airport are desperately looking for answers.
"How are they going to get them down from there, I mean they are 30,000 feet up!" Said one person.
Renowned magician Paul Daniels is due to make a rescue attempt sometime soon.