Has anyone experienced any incidents or near misses not reported? Wondering what the criteria is for reporting an incident versus just thanking your lucky stars and moving on. Perhaps this one was reported, but if it was, I never knew about it. This was years ago.
I was in a 727 departing the old Stapleton (DEN) for the east coast and just as we were reaching cruising alt, I think somewhere near Kansas border, flight attendants began serving beverages. It felt like the pilot bumped the yoke with his leg. But apparently an alarm went off. The flight attendants were knocked to the floor, stuff fell off the carts and a few passengers screamed. The plane dropped what felt like at least 1,000 feet and my feet were in my throat and my spleen in my ears LOL. Thank gosh for seatbelts. After it smoothed out I could see the expression on the faces of the passengers on a 747 that had just crossed above us. You could hear a pin drop on my plane and the pilot never made an announcement. No one was hurt.