Passengers on a Capital Airlines flight feared for their lives after the plane made a rapid loss of gravity caused by mechanical problems.
Passengers on a Capital Airlines flight to the east of China feared for their lives Sunday when the plane experienced mechanical problems, causing it to rapidly lose altitude.
Flight JD5158 of Kunming, Yunnan province, Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, was traveling for about 20 minutes when the captain announced that the cabin was losing pressure and oxygen masks would be deployed, the South China Morning Post reported.
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One of the 146 passengers on board told the Qianjiang Evening News he was afraid that he would die when he felt a strong loss of gravity” and saw and smelled smoke in the cabin.
“I’m only in my 30s and I do not want to die. Even if I would die, please don’t let something bad happen to my son,” he said he thought during the scary experience.
Another passenger wrote a note to her parents in case they don’t survive. “I’ve never had such an experience and that I literally thought that we were going to collapse,” said the woman. “I switched on my mobile phone and wrote to my parents about how sad I would be if I don’t survive,” she said, per Post.
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The plane was forced to turn around and return to the Kunming airport, where it landed safely around 3:30 p.m. no one was injured and the aircraft was repaired, the Post reported.