NEWS: Black Coffee recounts how his plane crashed

Black Coffee recounts how his plane crashed

DJ Black Coffee, real name Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo finally opens up about his flight accident that happened in early January.

South Africans were left in shock and fear as prayers were demanded for the South African star while he was treated in the hospital.

Weeks later, the DJ was discharged and recovered in his house.

In an interview with Kaya FM’s Thabo ‘Tbose’ Mokwele, the DJ said he saw his life flash before his very eyes.

The DJ said he felt uneasy on the flight as it looked old.

Black Coffee further revealed that he said some prayers and was listening to a gospel album when the crash occurred.

“It was not quick. That was the most painful thing about this incident… And then I woke up in the hospital. It happened for maybe a minute, it gave me time to think while it was happening. I had time to pray while it was happening. I had time to hope that it was not going to be over,” said the DJ.

“I had done a show in Brazil and I was flying to Argentina.I had been using a bigger plane on this tour and this was the last leg and I was flying privately.

“The plane looked old and I took a picture of its floor. It looked like no one was using it. I felt uneasy you know.”

“I took a nap and woke up to something that felt like a dream or nightmare and the plane was shaking violently. I opened my eyes and everyone was trying to hold on.

“Because I was sleeping, it felt like I was on a rolling car. But it was moving so violently. I fell on the floor and I still had my headphones. And the gospel song was still playing. It kept repeating ‘Hallelujah’ that made it feel like a dream because I was like, ‘What is going on here?’ and it was on loop. The song’s volume kept getting higher and higher and it felt like I had this choir or angel singing to save me,” said Black Coffee.

After the plance landed, he was attended to by medical personnel and was scheduled for surgery.

“We landed and I was taken by an ambulance and a five-hour surgery was scheduled for the next day because my upper spinal cord was damaged so I had to have metal embedded on it. Now I am half man, half machine,” he joked