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Australia 'Like a rollercoaster': Eddie McGuire on nosediving Qantas flight

02:31  14 june  2018
02:31  14 june  2018 Source:   9news.com.au

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Channel Nine TV personality Eddie McGuire was onboard a Qantas flight which took a terrifying 10-second nosedive, causing passengers to fear for their lives.

QF94 from Los Angeles to Melbourne plunged over the Pacific Ocean two hours into the flight on Sunday night after entering a wind vortex from "wake turbulence" caused by another Qantas plane.

McGuire today said the moment the plane began to freefall felt like a rollercoaster, but praised Qantas staff for the way they handled the situation.

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Qantas Flight 30 (QF30, QFA30) was a Qantas Boeing 747-438, construction number 25067, registered in Australia as VH-OJK. QF30 was a scheduled flight from London Heathrow Airport to Melbourne Airport with a stopover in Hong Kong International Airport on 25 July 2008.

"Somebody described it as the feeling of going over the top of a rollercoaster, slightly, not the fall - just a little, 'what's going on there?'. There was a little bit of turning of the plane as well and a little bit of downward," he said.

"It was one of those ones that got your attention... Then it levelled off.

"I thought the Qantas staff were fantastic. The captain of the aircraft got on and told everyone immediately, 'this is what happened, relax. That was something a bit different, we've run into these things at the moment, we're now talking to air traffic control and we're going to get a different flight path - we should be right from here,'."

Qantas A380 flight QF12, which was flying from Los Angeles to Sydney, and the Melbourne-bound jet, took off just minutes apart.

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However QF94 began “a direct decline towards the ocean” after being affected by the turbulence, one terrified passenger told The Australian.

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“We understand that any sudden turbulence can be a jolt for passengers but aircraft are designed to handle it safely,” Qantas Fleet Safety Captain Debbie Slade said in a statement today.

“As the Captain explained to passengers at the time, this A380 experienced a short burst of wake turbulence from another A380 flying ahead and above it.

“There are a lot of safeguards in place to reduce the likelihood of wake turbulence encounters, but it’s hard to eliminate.”

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Passengers onboard the flight said the incident felt “like a rollercoaster” and people were holding hands as they feared for their lives during the ordeal.

“It was an absolute sense of losing your stomach and that we were nosediving,” passenger Janelle Wilson told The Australian.

“The lady sitting next to me and I screamed and held hands and just waited but thought with absolute certainty that we were going to crash. It was terrifying.”

It is understood the ATSB has questioned the ATSB over the incident and have confirmed a review of information provided to them from the carrier will be undertaken.

While the flight did land safely in Melbourne, Ms Wilson said it left some passengers traumatised.

“Everyone was pulled up from their seats by the ferocity of it - it happened so quickly with no notice and just shocked everyone,” she said. 

“There were glasses, plates, bottles that were all smashed at the back of the plane.

"There was a lot of anger and curiosity after we all recovered from what was clearly a terrifying incident.”

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