Some really scary video has emerged of an AirAsia X flight that was on its way to Malaysia from Australia that started experiencing serious issues mid-trip.
The cabin started shaking so violently that the pilot came on over the loudspeakers and asked the passengers to start praying, twice. They ended up turning back around and heading back to Perth, where everyone was asked to assume a brace position during the landing.
Thankfully, the pilot was able to safely land the plane. Airbus, who manufactured the plane, has released a statement to Jalopnik and said:[lborder]
The incident is under investigation, and we are in contact with the airline and engine manufacturer in order to help determine what occurred during the flight. We of course will provide support to the investigation into the incident as required.
That’s all we know at this stage.[/lborder]
The video is terrifying:
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