In an incident involving an AirAsia flight, the pilot urged passengers to pray due to a “technical issue”.
The incident happened in an AirAsia flight that was bound to Malaysia from Perth. Passengers heard a loud bang and the plane then shook for the remaining two hours of the flight.
AirAsia X Berhad confirmed in a statement that flight D7237 for Kuala Lumpur took off at 6:40 a.m. local time with 359 passengers on board and landed back at Perth Airport at 10 a.m.
he pilot identified a technical issue with the engine. The plane turned around and safety landed back at Perth Airport at 9:57am local time.
The passengers were asleep when they heard a loud bang around the 1-hour-and-15-minute mark. The passengers were asked by the Pilot to pray twice and they were advised to the brace position. The passengers had praised the Pilot for taking a quick call on the situation and returning the flight.
During the announcement the pilot said, ‘I hope you all say a prayer. I’ll be saying a prayer too and let’s hope we all get back home safely.’
The plane landed at the Perth airport safely with no injuries to the passengers.