PERTH — An AirAsia flight heading to Bali from Perth plunged 20,000 feet shortly after take-off on Sunday (Oct 15) morning, leaving passengers terrified, Australian media reports said.
Flight QZ 535, with 145 people on board, dropped from 32,000 feet to 10,000 feet after a ‘technical issue’ on the flight, an hour out from Perth, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.
Passengers on board the plane took videos of the incident that unfolded, as oxygen masks dropped and passengers held on to their loved ones.
Others on the flight told Channel Nine that they had sent text messages to loved ones, fearing they were going to die.
Clare Askew, who was among the 145 passengers on board flight QZ535, said the reaction of the airlines crew made the ordeal all the more frightening.
“The panic was escalated because of the behaviour of staff who were screaming, looked tearful and shocked,” she said.
The pilot turned back and emergency services were placed on standby at Perth airport, according to ABC.Follow @gorkhapost
Passenger bus falls from bridge, leaving 12 dead, injuring 46 in India’s Sitamadhi
PATNA — At least 12 people were killed and 46 others injured on Saturday after a passenger bus carrying them fell from a bridge in India’s eastern state of Bihar, officials said.
A bus carrying over 60 passengers fell off a bridge in Bihar’s Sitamarhi district, about 130 kilometres north of state capital Patna, killing 12 persons on the spot on Saturday evening, local media reported.
The accident took place at around 6 pm on the National Highway 77 near Bhanaspatti village under Runnisaidpur area of the district. Police said the bus was heading to Aurai via Runnisaidpur from Muzaffarpur.
Reports said following the accident, some of the witnesses informed police who rushed to the spot along with health teams to carry out rescue operation.
Of the injured, 34 were admitted to the primary health centre (PHC) at Runnisaidpur while 12 were rushed to the Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH) in Muzaffarpur.Follow @gorkhapost