Sunday, April 25, 2010

�I saw death from close quarters on Emirates flight\'

KOCHI: A passenger, who was onboard the Emirates flight which fell almost 15,000 feet in an air pocket Sunday morning, said he was shocked at seeing death from close quarters.

The passengers suffered anxious moments when the aircraft from Dubai to this city fell sharply from 20,000 feet to 5,000 feet around 7 am before the pilot could bring the plane back under control.

Some of the passengers were shouting and crying for help. And for three minutes no one knew what was happening. Many were thrown out of their seats; some had their heads hitting the roof of the aircraft. A child was thrown out of the seat. We felt that everything was coming to an end, a relieved Elsy told reporters here.

He said he was shocked at seeing death from close quarters.

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