THE phrase “Easy Victor” is one that you never want to hear your pilot say on a flight – because it means the plane is going to crash.
It’s often used by pilots to warn crew to evacuate the plane without alarming passengers according to a flight attendant.
On a Quora thread, users asked the forum whether the phrase existed and was actually used by flight crew.
Flight attendant Kevin Barrett, who has worked in the industry for 20 years, confirmed that it did in fact mean evacuate.
However, it won’t be used in an obvious manner over the speaker system.
He explained: “You as a passenger will never hear the pilot just blurt it out.
“And passengers will already know there is a problem long before a pilot says this.”
Nervous flyers should be assured that hearing it is a rarity.
According to Kevin, he has only heard it during training and never in a live situation.
He said it was a “very, very rare event” that it would have to be used.
However, Kevin stressed how important it was to listen out as flight attendants are there to look after the lives of passengers on a flight.
He wrote: “Don’t just listen for ‘Easy Victor’ to be said out of the blue. But do always listen to the flight attendants.”
There are a number of other scary words and phrases to listen out to on a flight which would mean a dangerous situation.
Also known as a squawk, it is the secret code used between pilots and air traffic control to explain that the plane has been hijacked or is at threat of being hijacked.
The most famous word is used when there is a life-threatening emergency on a plane, such as an engine failure or fire.
Derived from the french word “m’aidez” meaning “help me”, it is repeated three times at the beginning of the call.
For less serious emergencies, the phrase comes from the french word “panne”, meaning a “breakdown” and is also repeated three times.
A spate of passengers trying to take their bags with them during an evacuation has led to calls for them to be fined.
Trying to carry bags through the aisle during an evacuation will slow you down but also damage the inflatable slides.
Crew have just 90 seconds to evacuate the entire plane, according to safety regulations.