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Passengers have described the terrifying moment a vortex sent their Qantas flight into a 10-second “nosedive.”
Hundreds of horrified travelers held hands believing they were about to die as the aircraft suddenly dropped over the Pacific Ocean on Sunday.
The article states that no one aboard the 484-seat aircraft was injured, and goes on to state the following:
The dramatic ordeal afflicting passengers on the QF94 from Los Angeles to Melbourne is understood to have been caused by the vortex, or “wake turbulence” caused by another aircraft which took off just two minutes earlier.
QF94 passenger Janelle Wilson told The Australian the “three-quarters-full” plane suddenly entered a “free fall nosedive … a direct decline towards the ocean” for about 10 seconds.
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Airline says ‘vortex’ sent plane into terrifying nosedive Passengers have described the terrifying moment a vortex sent their Qantas flight into a 10-second “nosedive.” Hundreds of horrified travelers held hands believing they were about to die as the aircraft suddenly drop…
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“I just thought, oh God, it’s going to be a bit rough and then the captain told us what had happened.”
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