Virgin Australia flight diverts after 'chunk' of wing comes loose
A passenger on board a Virgin Australia flight has described the disconcerting moment part of the plane's left-hand wing came loose and began flapping about in the wind. The flight, which took off from Brisbane Airport for Melbourne just before 6pm yesterday, was diverted mid-air and redirected back to Brisbane due to an "engineering issue", a Virgin Australia spokesperson said. Bill Mauger, who was on board the flight with his wife, told nine.com.au he was seated near the left-hand wing and noticed something was wrong soon after take-off.
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Passengers onboard a Virgin Australia flight have recalled the terrifying moment the plane suddenly 'nosedived' before oxygen masks dropped from above and the pilot made an emergency announcement.
Flight VA721 took off from Adelaide Airport on Sunday night bound for Perth, with the mid-air scare unfolding about 20 minutes before the plane was due to land.
One passenger, Dylan Geiles, told: 'We started sort of nose-diving at a 45-degree angle almost.'
Qantas flight forced to return to Perth
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On the list of possible midair emergencies , airline passengers are instructed on every flight what to do if the cabin pressure suddenly drops. During her five years as a flight attendant, Ms. Bartlett said, the oxygen masks never dropped during an emergency . But one flight that landed in Cincinnati
A LOUD bang filled air passengers with terror as their plane suddenly plunged 15,000ft and oxygen masks fell from the ceiling today. But it was forced to divert after the terrifying incident saw the cabin depressurise. Oxygen masks were deployed but passengers were able to breathe normally once the
He said braced for the worst when the pilot announced there was an issue and the masks began to drop.
'As soon as that happened the captain made an announcement and said we have to do an emergency descent,' Mr Geiles said.
A spokeswoman for the airline refuted that the aircraft 'nosedived', saying a descent was made due to an issue with the cabin pressurisation system.
Emergency services were called to meet the plane at the terminal, where the aircraft landed safely.
'Virgin Australia Regional Airlines flight VA721 travelling from Adelaide-Perth landed safely in Perth last night, after an issue with the cabin pressurisation system was identified by our flight crew,' the airline said.
'Safety is our number one priority and our flight crew took all necessary steps to mitigate this issue inflight.
'In line with standard operating procedures, emergency services met the aircraft upon arrival and guests and crew safely disembarked. Engineers are currently inspecting the aircraft.'
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The flight was diverted to Honolulu on Saturday and Christopher Woodgate was pronounced dead upon landing. Air Canada spokesman Peter Fitzpatrick would not disclose the circumstances of Mr Woodgate's death. 'Out of respect for the privacy of our customers, Air Canada cannot confirm the details about the medical emergency,' he said. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.