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Old 15th Oct 2017, 20:43
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Air Asia Again.

This story is from the ABC News Web Site
This Air Asia flight from Perth to Bali turned around after mid-air emergency
By James Carmody
Posted about 9 hours ago

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PHOTO: The AirAsia flight was forced to turn around after a loss of cabin pressure. (Supplied: Wikimedia Commons)
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An Indonesia AirAsia flight travelling from Perth to Denpasar with 151 passengers on board was turned back on Sunday morning after a mid-air emergency.

Flight QZ 535 was 25 minutes out of Perth when an indicator alerted the pilot to a loss of cabin pressure.

The pilot made the decision to turn back and emergency services were placed on standby at Perth Airport.

Video from passengers on board showed oxygen masks drop from the ceiling and passengers being told to brace.

The aircraft landed safely at 12:40pm and there were no injuries to passengers.

The flight was cancelled and passengers were re-booked on later flights to Denpasar.

Passengers told Channel Nine they had sent text messages to loved ones fearing they were going to die.

Engineers are tonight examining the aircraft. story from the ABC News Web site this morning.
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Old 15th Oct 2017, 22:04
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Geraldton area again..
Methinks AirAsia should avoid gero, seems to be a bad luck area
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Old 15th Oct 2017, 22:06
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It “PLUMMETED” - plunge, fall headlong, hurtle, nosedive, dive, drop, crash.
"the plane plummeted to the ground" the Airasia plane plummeted 22000 feet in seconds” I’m guessing it took about 240 - 300 seconds.
Or did it descend?

The cabin crew were panicking and screaming, or were they calling out their commands? (Maybe not the commands we might expect IF the reports are accurate.��������������)

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Old 15th Oct 2017, 22:34
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Lost cabin pressure due to a technical issue, pilot would have descended to better air,
Itís more news worthy to say plunged, audio shows the crew screaming,passengers quiet lol
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Taken from the SMH:

"A technical problem caused the aircraft to plunge from 32,000 feet to 10,000 feet without warning"


I seriously can't believe that journalists are allowed to write this nonsense. Then again, it is Farifax media.
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Originally Posted by 777Nine View Post
Taken from the SMH:

"A technical problem caused the aircraft to plunge from 32,000 feet to 10,000 feet without warning"


I seriously can't believe that journalists are allowed to write this nonsense. Then again, it is Farifax media.
The ABC is no better😭😭😭
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From what I saw on TV (reasonably measured comments), reaction from cabin crew initiated similar reaction in passengers.

More important that they look good than know what they're doing.
What happens when you follow the SQ model but skip the training.

Seems many interpreted rapid descent as spiral dive - probably mindful of incident SUB-KUL 3 years ago.
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Old 16th Oct 2017, 01:24
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Whilst I’m highly critical of the way this company has always operated and disregard for any sort of standard training procedures with no movement on that front, this is really a non event that occurs quite regularly and I have even had the joy of experiencing this in the same aircraft type a few years back.

Questions for Airbus I think.

Passengers should not be whining either. They had a choice to fly them, most of them would know, in what has been a very public thrashing over their operations in the media, that they are not well regarded. But lowest cost always wins right?
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I guess Air Asia need to cut more costs to eliminate all the screaming flight attendants.
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I bet for a moment those passengers were regretting buying that $49 special....

They got away with it. Those unfortunate souls on QZ8501 didn't.

Apologies to those offended.
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"It plummeted/plunged (20,000 ft, for no apparent reason), and then is what caused the oxygen masks to drop"

The passengers later caught another flight. (ABC news)

Would most passengers seriously just catch the next flight after being in such a plummet/plunge (drop, freefall, weightlessness, negative g, drop out of the sky out of control) ?

Probably not even I would ever fly again.
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When is CASA going to ban these idiots from Australian airspace?
They will kill a plane full of Australians soon.
They have incident after incident & CASA is doing nothing !!!!!
They had a disgraceful diversion back to Perth earlier this year & have killed a lot of people in two separate fatal crashes in the last couple of years !
People of Australia YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR.
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Stevieboy,
Whilst I agree with what you say overall, these are 2 different airlines.

AirAsia X who had the engine failure I understand are Malaysian.

AirAsia who is under the spotlight for this incident, is Indonesian.

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When is CASA going to ban these idiots from Australian airspace?
They will kill a plane full of Australians soon.
They have incident after incident & CASA is doing nothing !!!!!
They had a disgraceful diversion back to Perth earlier this year & have killed a lot of people in two separate fatal crashes in the last couple of years !
People of Australia YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR.
They will never be banned itís too political.

The Perth diversion is nothing compared to whatís yet to come. Iím still awaiting the outcome of the 150m near miss with an A320 above Coolangatta. Then they lugged that damaged A330 back to Melbourne instead of getting it down.
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Originally Posted by PoppaJo View Post
Then they lugged that damaged A330 back to Melbourne instead of getting it down.
It was damaged? Did you mean the brain of the pic?
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I've heard Melborn is allegedly the centre of the universe but didn't they lug it back to Perth? FOBF!

Emerg Descent on Flt Aware looked OK: max 3000fpm initially but around 2500fpm thereafter.
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Originally Posted by Capn Bloggs View Post
I've heard Melborn is allegedly the centre of the universe but didn't they lug it back to Perth? FOBF!

Emerg Descent on Flt Aware looked OK: max 3000fpm initially but around 2500fpm thereafter.
No. Didn't you read the above?
It plummeted, PLUMMETED, I tell you.

Actually, main problem seems to have just been with the reaction of the cabin crew.
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Canít have been much of an emergency descent at only 3,000fpm
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Originally Posted by 777Nine View Post
Taken from the SMH:

"A technical problem caused the aircraft to plunge from 32,000 feet to 10,000 feet without warning"


I seriously can't believe that journalists are allowed to write this nonsense. Then again, it is Farifax media.
Not to mention, the "plunge" was over a matter of nanoseconds
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