Report of plane crash turns out to be Ambien related hallucination

RENTON, WA (WCMH) – A Washington man’s 911 call about a plane crash turned out to be nothing more than a bad dream.

KOMO-TV reports a disoriented man took the prescription sleep aid Ambien before making the call.

The man called 911 and told police that he had been in a plane crash. He went on to describe in detail a small cargo plane that was on the way to Oregon.

Operator: Are you able to safely get out?

Caller: No. I’m pinned in.

Operator: Did it hit any buildings or just into the trees?

Caller: In the trees. In the field with trees.

Operator: Are you able to look out the window? Are you able to see for the wing where you are at?

Caller: No, I can’t see anything.

As it turned out, the entire incident was imagined.

A sleep expert told KOMO the man could have been hallucinating or having an adverse interaction between the Ambien and another drug.

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