Easily clip, save and share what you find with family and friends. Easily download and save what you find. A Cathay Pacific aeroplane was forced to make an emergency landing after one of violent Side – Neil Young – Landing On Water engines caught fire.
Passengers have spoken about how they prayed together as the aircraft made its way back to Singapore early this morning. Changi Airport said flight CX715 took off from Singapore heading to Jakarta, Indonesia, at 1. 12am, but quickly turned around after engine trouble and landed at 1. The Airbus 330, bound for Jakarta, had 136 passengers on board and managed to land ‘without incident’. Seven killed during flight test while the crew simulated an engine failure. Air Transat flight landed in Portugal after problems with the fuel system.
228 people killed when an A330 vanished over the Atlantic Ocean in mysterious conditions. A 12-year-old Dutch passenger was the only survivor out of 104 when a plane crashed near Tripoli. The pilot, who praised the passengers for being calm, shut down the engine after receiving a ‘stall warning’. Reuters photographer Beawiharta was aboard the plane with his wife, two sons and daughter.
He said that about 20 minutes after take-off there were two sharp bangs. As the plane began shaking violently, cabin crew went to retrieve meals they had only just begun serving and the lights went out. He said there was a smell of smoke but when his son, Pradipta, 15, looked out of the window he couldn’t see anything out of the ordinary. But I asked him to cup his hands to get a better view,’ Beawiharta said.
Panicked, he then asked: “Will we die? I took his hand and told him firmly: ‘No, we are going to live. Behind us, passengers were praying: ‘God, save our flight! The prayers got louder and louder, pierced by only the occasional cry of panic. A stewardess told us an engine had caught fire and we were on our way back to Singapore. Glued to the window, my son said he could see lights, the sea and ships and then lights on the ground.