Vietnam Airlines Passengers Recount Scary Moments as They Were Told to Put on Life Jackets
A Vietnam Airlines flight en route to Ho Chi Minh City diverted to Da Nang Airport when the crew got a loss of cabin pressure warning.
Approximately 30 minutes after takeoff from Hanoi at 7:30 PM on May 24th, pilots of the Airbus A330 initiated emergency descent when they received the warning and oxygen masks dropped in the cabin.
‘Tran Trong Tan, a passenger on the plane, recounted that when dinner was about to be served to passengers, the chief pilot requested all flight attendants halt their duty.
A moment later, all oxygen masks were dropped down and the air inside the aircraft became so hot and hard to breathe that the attendants had to provide child passengers with handheld oxygen cylinders, Tan said.’
Passengers were told to don life jackets as the flight prepared for a possible water landing.
The flight did land safely at Da Nang. No one was reported injured.
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