Engine shut down as smoke fills cabin of Jetstar flight

SYDNEY: A Jetstar pilot shut down an engine and diverted to Brisbane as smoked filled the cabin on a passenger flight from Sydney to Cairns in an incident passengers said was “terrifying”.

The Airbus A320 was en route to the northern Queensland city on Thursday evening when the pilot took action to deal with what the carrier said was “a technical issue with one of its engines”.

“The captain decided to shut down one of the engines as a precaution and divert the aircraft to Brisbane,” a spokesman for the Australian budget airline said. “Engineers are looking into the cause.

“While it’s rare for something like this to happen, our crew are trained to deal with these type of situations and they handled the situation very professionally.”

Video taken on board the plane, shot by a passenger and broadcast by the ABC, showed smoke in the cabin.

“The most terrifying moment of my life,” passenger Aundra Thompson wrote on Facebook.

“I was just on the flight that caught fire and filled the cabin with smoke.”

Another passenger Wendy Perkins told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation she heard a loud explosion, and smoke came into the cabin about an hour into what was supposed to be a three-hour flight.

“Within seconds smoke came up under my seat under my legs and up into my face and the man who was next to me,” she said.

“We both said that stinks, that absolutely stinks and then we lost pressure in the plane.”

Jetstar, which is owned by Qantas, disputed this, claiming smoked only appeared after the plane landed safely in Brisbane.

“The hazy smoke seen in the video happened when the aircraft had landed safely in Brisbane and shortly before the passengers disembarked,” it said.

“The smoke would have entered the cabin through the air conditioning unit, which runs via air from the engines.”

No-one needed medical attention with passengers transferred to another flight later Thursday evening.

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Singapore News: “We were supposed to be on that flight on the 28th. It’s eerie … and the flight just now was really bumpy,” said one passenger arriving on today’s #QZ8501 from Surabaya to Singapore, which landed safely this morning at 8.30am
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QZ8501: AirAsia flight to Singapore missing

AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ8501 travelling from Indonesia to Singapore goes missing with 162 people on board, the company says. Officials says contact was lost over the Java Sea. They’ve called off the search for the night – to resume in the morning.
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Breaking News: AirAsia Flight from Indonesia to Singapore Confirmed Missing
AirAsia flight number QZ8501, bound from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore, has lost contact with air traffic control, the airline has confirmed. The missing flight is an Airbus A320-200 with 155 people on board, Reuters reports.
The plane lost contact with Jakarta air traffic control on Sunday, Indonesian media said, citing Transport Ministry official Hadi Mustofa.
Mustofa said the contact was lost at 6:17 a.m. local time (23:17 GMT on Saturday), after the crew asked for an “unusual route.”
According to an unnamed Indonesian transport official, there are 155 passengers and crew aboard the plane.
The flight was due to land in Singapore at 8:30 a.m. local time (00:30 GMT) and was listed as “delayed.”
AirAsia has confirmed the plane has gone missing in a statement.
“At the present time we unfortunately have no further information regarding the status of the passengers and crew members on board, but we will keep all parties informed as more information becomes available,” the company said.
It added that “search and rescue operations are in progress and AirAsia is cooperating fully and assisting the rescue service.”
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore said that services have been “activated” to help Indonesia search for the missing flight.
An Emergency Call Center with the number +622129850801 has been established for family and friends of those who may have been on board the flight.
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