The joke was set up by Egyptian actor Ramez Galal, host of the prank series Ramez In Control. As part of the show, Galal invited Hilton to a supposed hotel opening in Dubai. At one point, he then invites her onto a small plane so they can take a tour of the city. Shortly after takeoff, alarms go off inside the plane, and Hilton starts freaking out.
The plane then seems to plummet towards the ground, which just leads to more screams and cries from Paris Hilton. And the other passengers (who were presumably in on the plane crash prank) similarly start panicking. Someone even throws a passenger out the back door in a last-ditch rescue effort. But Hilton is reluctant to follow suit.
“I don’t want to jump,” she screams. “I’m not jumping.”
But instead of crashing, the plane lands safely on the ground. Only then does Galal say that it was all a prank. “We love you,” he tells her.
Yet the feeling might not be mutual after this plane crash prank. “I’m going to kill you,” Paris Hilton tells the host through tears. “I almost thought I was going to die. That’s been my biggest fear my whole life, dying in a plane.”
Galal, however, did not regret his plane crash prank. Instead, he seemed thrilled when Hilton admitted his stunt was crazier than anything done on similar TV shows.
Some are wondering if Paris Hilton actually did know about the prank in advance. But she insisted on Twitter that this was not the case. “Scariest moment of my life,” she tweeted alongside an article about the prank. “I really believed the plane was going to crash & we were all going to die.”
Watch video of the Paris Hilton plane crash prank below!