Old 18th Jan 2018, 10:51
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Airbubba
 
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A Twitter report from a pax:

Sanjeev Pandey

@sppandey81
1 hour ago

#malaysian airlines #mh122. Emergency landing at Alice Springs. The scariest part was that once the engine started to make a loud disturbing noise, the flight attendants all seemed nervous n clueless. For around 15 mins, there was no announcement.15 mins were as long as 15 hours!
The pilots were probably busy shutting down the engine, assessing the situation and evaluating options.

A timely update like Captain Eric Moody's classic PA would be helpful though:

Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We have a small problem. All four engines have stopped. We are doing our damnedest to get them going again. I trust you are not in too much distress.
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