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Sydney, Oct 16: It was a terrifying experience for passengers as an AirAsia flight from Australia to Indonesia was forced to turn back to Perth after losing cabin pressure. Reports say passengers have criticised AirAsia’s handling of the mid-air emergency.
Just minutes after the AirAsia flight took off from Perth, oxygen masks dropped from the ceiling and the aircraft had to quickly drop from 32,000 feet to 10,000 feet. the aircraft had to return to Perth following the mid-air scare.
— Nine News Sydney (@9NewsSyd) October 16, 2017
However, AirAsia apologised for the scare even though it said nothing beyond a “technical issue” that led to the crisis. “The safety of passengers and crew is our priority. AirAsia apologises to passengers for any inconvenience caused,” the budget airline said in its statement.
A video tweeted by Nine News Sydney showed terrified passengers wearing oxygen masks with an alarm blaring and AirAsia staff calling for people to assume the brace position.