'Vaping' pilot caused Air China plane to plunge 6,500m

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  • capetonianm
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    It didn’t ‘plunge’, that implies it was uncontrolled.

    It was a controlled descent, admittedly an emergency descent and one which should not have occurred.


    stevescoots
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    Having been on a China eastern flight before in effect stalled on decent due to IMHO pilot error, life flashing before moment etc this does not surprise me. However I agree with capetonian, its hardly a plunge and vaping or not errors happen, I was on a BA 747 flight about 10 years ago from HKG and all the masks dropped and we started to decend fast. Captain came on after a minute or so and clearly said sorry it was crew error. a passenger needed oxygen and someone pressed the wrong button. There was actually a flight engineer on board and he came round putting all the masks back in place to much mickey taking. I was surprised how many passengers just started blankly at the mask rather than put it on though


    openfly
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    The pax staring blankly at the oxygen masks after they dropped must have been the pax who were too busy reading their importantant newspapers and magazines during the safety briefing!!

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