A passenger says an AirAsia X plane was shaking like a “washing machine” when it experienced a problem with its engine, and was forced to turn back mid-flight to Perth. The Airbus 330 landed back in Perth about 10:00am, with emergency services on site as a precaution.
Passenger Sophie Nicolas described the ordeal as “terrifying”. “I could just tell by the cabin crew’s reaction that it was really bad,” she said.
“I was crying a lot, a lot of people were crying, trying to call their mums and stuff but we couldn’t really do anything just wait and trust the captain.” She praised the captain for getting them back on the ground. “He delivered us home safely which is amazing, everybody burst into applause when we landed,” she said. – ABC News Online Australia
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