AirAsia: Delays hit flights after mid-air turnback; some passengers lose faith in airline
Updated June 26, 2017 10:38:37
Shock turned to frustration at Perth Airport as passengers caught up in a mid-air drama struggled to rebook flights.
On Sunday, a “technical issue” forced an AirAsia X flight bound for Kuala Lumpur to turn back one-and-a-half hours into the trip.
A passenger reported hearing a loud explosion in the left engine before the plane started to shudder, with another traveller saying it felt like being in a “washing machine”.
According to some on board, the captain urged passengers to “say a prayer” and assured them he would be praying too, to get them home safely.
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