The socialite and hotel heiress became the unwitting victim of Ramez Galal during what she thought was an aerial tour of Dubai.

Paris was in the Middle East for the launch of a new hotel when she took to the skies, not realising Galal was the faux pilot of her plane - and she was being filmed for his show Ramez in Control.

Hilton showed real emotion as she screamed and cried as she thought her plane was going to crash, repeatedly yelling, "What the f**k is going on?" as the plane began to nosedive and one passenger in on the prank opened a door and jumped out.

Freaked out, Paris said, "I don't wanna jump! I'm not jumping!"

When the jet finally made a safe landing, Galal, who had been sitting next to her, revealed the whole flight was a prank for his show, telling the socialite, "I'm so sorry. I'm a bad guy, I'm naughty. I am an Egyptian actor. This is a prank show!"

Still shaken from the ordeal, Hilton said, "I almost thought I was going to die. That's been my biggest fear my whole life, dying in a plane."

She later tweeted: "Scariest moment of my life. I really believed the plane was going to crash & we were all going to die."