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An Air Asia pilot has told his passengers he was scared and they should pray when their plane started to violently shake 

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Not only the pilot was scared, most of the passengers needed clean underwear once the plane landed.

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23 minutes ago, colinneil said:

Not only the pilot was scared, most of the passengers needed clean underwear once the plane landed.

I wonder how many of the $20 vouchers they dished out were spent on clean skids?

I've been on an Air India flight when the captain announced the plane was unable to maintain altitude, as in we are going down, so I know how unnerving an experience like this can be. I will not be commenting on the state of my undies when we landed though.

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Two hours is a long time to contemplate one's mortality. 

Happily the crew were able to get the bird on the ground safely. 

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Unpro from a pilot.
Sack him

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2 hours ago, colinneil said:

Not only the pilot was scared, most of the passengers needed clean underwear once the plane landed.

You Bet They Did.....

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I remember a Qantas flight having an emergency maybe turbulence and passengers with broken bones? It diverted immediately to Learmouth in WA.

 

The Air Asia pilot has already indicated to the passengers that that they may not survive but chooses not to land at nearby Geraldtown?!? Decides to limp on 200 plus more miles to Perth. 

 

      I am only speculating but this says to me that Air Asia ops in KL have told the pilot to return to Perth. Why because it's cheaper to fix the aircraft in Perth and get the passengers sorted out with replacement flights, hotels etc. If it had gone to Geraldtown the passengers would need busing back to Perth. Engineers and parts would need to be driven or flown up to Geraldtown.  All of this costs $$$$$. Obviously it's safer to land at Geraldtown pronto but a commercial decision has been made to save some cash and fly to Perth. 

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For everybody information, the plane was departing from Australia and a plane is always checked for a flight over 4hours... So some Australian inspector is to blame on this..

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2 minutes ago, CNXBKKMAN said:

I remember a Qantas flight having an emergency maybe turbulence and passengers with broken bones? It diverted immediately to Learmouth in WA.

 

The Air Asia pilot has already indicated to the passengers that that they may not survive but chooses not to land at nearby Geraldtown?!? Decides to limp on 200 plus more miles to Perth. 

 

      I am only speculating but this says to me that Air Asia ops in KL have told the pilot to return to Perth. Why because it's cheaper to fix the aircraft in Perth and get the passengers sorted out with replacement flights, hotels etc. If it had gone to Geraldtown the passengers would need busing back to Perth. Engineers and parts would need to be driven or flown up to Geraldtown.  All of this costs $$$$$. Obviously it's safer to land at Geraldtown pronto but a commercial decision has been made to save some cash and fly to Perth. 

But I Thought it was up to The Captain where he diverted too,<deleted>** what KL Ops would have told him to do...

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Just now, Nong Khai Man said:

But I Thought it was up to The Captain where he diverted too,<deleted>** what KL Ops would have told him to do...

Yes the Captain is in charge but chose or was told to fly to Perth? I don't think it was wise of the pilot to tell the passengers they may not survive either. He could have said there is a technical fault and they are returning, stay calm etc. Remind the pax how professionally trained the cabin crew are etc. If I was the pilot and I thought there was a chance we may not survive I would have gone straight to the nearest airport regardless if it was the back of beyond. Sort it out on the ground! 

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That captain is a looser. 

Though he landed the plane he is not fit to fly.

Infact i bet 90 percent of air asia captains are just like this guy.

I always fly air asia,but

Nice looking stewardeses and cheap fairs might not be enough next time i book a flight.

Yikes.

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I always fly 'top 20' to/from Thailand, and although it usually costs a little more, I accept that it is worth it. What the previous poster said is right - the difference between airline safety records has a lot to do with the Pilots. Well trained, experienced and highly qualified Pilots work at the best airlines, and when something goes wrong, that is who I want to be in charge. Look up world's safest airlines and anyone in the top 10-20 would be OK (Qantas is my preferred choice). Many pilots who work for the 'budget' airlines, like Air Asia, do so because they are not capable and/or not qualified to fly for the better airlines. I used to work with an ex-traffic controller - he lasted 10 years - and could tell some stories about certain airlines and their pilots.

 

I wouldn't use a Doctor who was only trained/qualified in a 3rd world country, and I wont use such a Pilot. It is like going to a rural Hospital in India and hoping for the best, versus the top private Hospital in Sydney/New York, but the difference in costs is nowhere near the same. I see the extra costs as 'flight insurance'.

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