Dramatic AirAsia Plane That Plunged 20K Feet. Here Is What You Should Know


While the CEO of AirAsia got hitched to a Korean beauty over the weekend, an AirAsia flight experienced a rocky voyage.

What happened

According to Channel NewsAsia, On Sunday (15 Oct 2017), an AirAsia flight heading to Bali from Perth took a deep plunge of 20,000 feet.


I have experienced minor turbulence where your food gets thrown off your tray but I can’t imagine what a freefall from 32,000 feet to 10,000 feet in a matter of minutes would feel like.

Let’s just say, the thought of it gives me goosebumps!

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Flight QZ 535 had 145 people on board

The flight was forced to turn back 25 minutes into its flight when the pilot was alerted to a drop in cabin pressure as mentioned by The Sydney Morning Herald.

The whole situation was heightened as the oxygen masks dropped, the cabin crew started panicking and the announcements were not in English, causing panic among the Australian passengers.

One of the passengers, Leah, told 9News that she sent a text message to her family, hoping that they would get it.

She also mentioned that one of the stewardesses starting running down the aisle.

There are two things I don’t want to see in a plane—stewardess in panic mode and babies.

There is also a video that has gone viral:

As you can hear, the announcement was made in Tamil.

Channel NewsAsia mentioned that a passenger, Clare Askew told Australian news media that was deeply disturbed with how the stewardess handled the situation.

She said, “The panic was escalated because of the behaviour of staff who were screaming, looked tearful and shocked.”

She added, “Now, I get it, but we looked to them for reassurance and we didn’t get any, we were more worried because of how panicked they were.”


I do agree with the passengers, as much as everyone is scared, cabin crew is trained to deal with this kind of situations, and passengers would want to some kind of reassurance from them as opposed to screaming and running with fear.

The flight returned safely

Luckily, the planed landed back at Perth International Aiport at 12:40 p.m. local time and no one was hurt.

AirAsia apologised for the kerfuffle and the affected passengers were scheduled to the next available flight.

It was mentioned that a technical problem caused the plane to freefall and AirAsia’s engineers will be assessing the aircraft

Not the first time

Earlier this year, AirAsia experienced something similar—from Perth (again!?) to KL due to an engine failure.



Maybe AirAsia can take a few pointers from Britney Spears?

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Everyone would be happy with Ms Spears not singing “Ops I Did it Again”.

Just saying.

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