Fox News host Greta Van Susteren recalled on her blog Thursday about a "terrifying" incident that took place while she was traveling recently in Vietnam with Rev. Franklin Graham.
Van Susteren wrote that she was headed to the Samaritan Purse Hanoi, Vietnam, office which is located on the 32nd floor of a high rise.
"I have had some scary events in my travels but today may be one of the most terrifying," she wrote on her blog.
"I will spare you most of the details but suffice it to say, it was terrifying," Van Susteren continued. "We had just reached the 24th floor when the elevator stopped for no apparent reason….then jerked and jerked…and falling and jerking …and falling and jerking until it stopped."
The Fox News host said everyone was "quite rattled" as they didn't know if the elevator "would continue to fall." One individual pulled the doors open, which only revealed a cement wall, Van Susteren wrote.
[sharequote align="right"]"I feared we were going to break loose and go all the way down which would have been a certain death for all of us."[/sharequote]
"That was really bad news," she wrote. "Then the elevator car started to slip further down and of course we had no idea where that was headed — I feared we were going to break loose and go all the way down which would have been a certain death for all of us."
In the video, the group is seen ringing the emergency alarm. They were told someone was working on the situation.
As the elevator continued to slowly fall, the trapped group noticed lights and pried open the doors once again. This time, they were able to exit on what turned out to be the 24th floor.
"We all made it safely out….walked up the steps to our original destination of floor 32….and then when we left, none of us took the elevator. We walked down 32 flights," Van Susteren wrote.
The Fox News host said the video was created to "try and pass the time." She estimates that the incident lasted about 10 minutes.
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