Passengers pray after engine failure

Terry Joseph
June 26, 2017

The plane was forced to turn around after experiencing violent shaking about 90 minutes into the flight.

The flight landed back in Perth two hours later, shaking the entire time, passengers said.

An airport spokesman said fire and emergency services were called to meet the plane as a precautionary measure, but no-one appeared to have been hurt.

A passenger, Brenton Atkinson, told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation: "The engine seized up. that's what they told us", he said. We could see the engine out the window which was really shaking on the wing.

A PASSENGER jet with more than 350 people on board has been forced to make an emergency landing in Perth after an engine failure shortly after takeoff.

The 359 passengers aboard flight D7237 departed Perth, Australia just before 7 a.m. local time, an AirAsia X Berhad spokesperson confirmed in a statement to the Daily News.

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The plane landed at the Perth airport safely with no injuries to the passengers.

No one was injured during the incident, though it seemed some passengers were struggling after getting off the plane. The passengers were asked by the Pilot to pray twice and they were advised to the brace position. It was supposed to be a almost six-hour flight, but 90 minutes into the trip, the pilot was forced to turn back around.

"I feel fine but a lot of people I've spoken with are really shaken and quite apprehensive about the flight", Stevens said.

"Of course we were a bit anxious but at the end of the day ... we safely landed".

Once they landed, they were told a blade had sheared off the left engine.

"The safety of our guests is our utmost priority", the airline said.

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