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

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at 08:14

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  • capetonianm

    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.


    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


    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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