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Pilot Calls on Passengers to Pray after Engine Threatens to Fail

  • Veronica Neffinger
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2017 Jun 26
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Passengers on an AirAsia flight from Perth, Australia heading to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia recently experienced a terrifying situation. reports that, about 75 minutes into the six-hour flight, the plane began experiencing engine failure. The aircraft began shaking like “a washing machine,” according to passengers.

The pilot manning the flight, who had been flying for 44 years, knew the situation was so bad that he reportedly asked passengers to pray. Passengers were also asked to “keep an eye on” the engine by looking out their windows, since the pilot did not have a good view of it from the cockpit.

The prayers of the pilot and passengers apparently worked. The plane was able to get back to Perth with no loss of life and not even any injuries to any on board.

“I thought I might die..... Today was my beginning the trip,but I backed to the Perth due to technical issue.... Anyway I still arrive!!! Thank you God!!!” one passenger posted on Instagram, along with a video showing the shaking plane.

AirAsia issued this statement following the harrowing incident: “Passengers were attended by our ground staff upon landing and were provided with all necessary assistance. Our engineers are taking the precautionary steps to check the aircraft.”

Authorities report that it is yet unclear what caused the engine malfunction.


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Publication date: June 26, 2017