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 on-board a Qantas flight which took a terrifying 10-second nosedive , causing passengers to fear for their lives. McGuire today said the moment the plane began to freefall felt like a rollercoaster , but praised Qantas staff for the way they handled the

Channel Nine TV personality Eddie McGuire was on-board a Qantas flight which took a terrifying 10-second nosedive moment the plane began to freefall felt like a rollercoaster , but praised Qantas staff for the way they handled the situation.TV personality Eddie McGuire was on-board a Qantas

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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PASSENGERS have described the terrifying moment a vortex sent their Qantas flight into a 10-second “ nosedive ”. It was that feeling like when you are at the top of a rollercoaster and you’ve just gone over the edge of the peak and you start heading down.

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"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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Ballard, who presents the ABC's Tonightly program, has vehemently denied the claim. ' Like a rollercoaster ': Eddie McGuire on nosediving Qantas flight QF94 from Los Angeles to Melbourne entered a 10-second freefall after being affected by a wind vortex.QF94 from Los Angeles to

' Like a rollercoaster ': Eddie McGuire on -board nosediving Qantas flight . Qantas flight QF94 from Los Angeles to Melbourne entered a 10-second freefall after being affected by a wind vortex.

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

Eddie McGuire wearing a suit and tie: TV personality Eddie McGuire was on-board a Qantas flight that entered a freefall mid-air due to turbulence issues. Picture: Getty. © Getty TV personality Eddie McGuire was on-board a Qantas flight that entered a freefall mid-air due to turbulence issues. Picture: Getty. Qantas, who is understood not to have reported the incident to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), has since responded to the freefall, saying the event was handled appropriately.

“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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Channel Nine personality Eddie McGuire revealed he was also on the horror Qantas flight . Passengers held hands and feared they would die as their Qantas plane nosedived towards the ocean for 10 Describing the horror fight, McGuire said it felt as if he was on a rollercoaster (stock).

Qantas flight QF94 from Los Angeles to Melbourne entered a 10-second freefall after being affected by a wind

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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