AirAsia pilot tells passengers to pray after plane starts shaking violently

Nettie James
June 26, 2017

Passengers on an AirAsia flight forced to turn back after leaving Perth, Australia have told of a terrifying ordeal in which an engine possibly failed.

The flight, carrying 350 passengers, departed Perth, Australia and was en route to Malaysia's capital of Kuala Lumpur.

A Perth Airport spokesman said, "The pilot identified a technical issue with the engine".

Stevens said the Sunday morning flight out of Perth began to shake rapidly after they heard a "huge bang" about 75 minutes into the flight, which should have taken the Airbus 330 about six hours.

"You could see the engine out the window which was really shaking on the wing".

A PASSENGER jet with more than 350 people on board has been forced to make an emergency landing in Perth after an engine failure shortly after takeoff.

Passengers on the airplane said that the shaking went on for two hours as the airplane headed back to Perth.

A terrifying incident for passengers on an Air Asia flight. Images were posted on social media showing the extent of the damage.

The pilot asked the passengers to pray twice, according to Stevens.

After the plane landed safely, everyone on board applauded the pilots.

No one was injured during the incident, though it seemed some passengers were struggling after getting off the plane.

"The captain did a very good job, he was reassuring and then we landed safely", one man said. And passengers were told to hold "the brace position" for about two minutes during the landing, he said, which was smooth. "It was the left engine, engine one".

"The safety of our guests are our utmost priority", the airline said in statement.

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