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A plane flying to Cuba with part of its wing missing was forced to land at Manchester airport with a broken wing after a low oil alert.

The Thomas Cook plane left for Holguin, Cuba shortly after midday on Monday but was forced to return to Manchester Airport just after 3pm

Thomas Cook flight turned back and made an emergency landing back at Manchester Airport with the tip of one of its wings missing Credit: Eamonn and James Clarke  

The plane, which was believed to have had 322 passengers on board, was pictured with the tip of its left wing missing after it carried out the emergency landing.

Thomas Cook flight turned back and made an emergency landing back at Manchester Airport with the tip of one of its wings missing Credit: Eamonn and James Clarke  

A spokesman for Thomas Cook said the plane had suffered a “suspected technical fault” mid-air and had to return.

But the airline said the wing was not related to the alert and the missing piece does not affect the plane’s ability to fly.

Thomas Cook flight turned back and made an emergency landing back at Manchester Airport with the tip of one of its wings missing Credit: Eamonn and James Clarke  

In a statement, the airline said: “Thomas Cook Airlines flight MT2652 to Holguin returned to Manchester as a precaution after a low oil indication, unrelated to the wing.

“Safety always comes first and the aircraft will undergo a full safety check before returning to service.

“We are sorry to our customers for the delay and will get them back on the way as soon as possible.”








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Another story in the news.

Shake, Rattle and Roll: Airline Captain Tells Passengers to Pray During Wild Flight
by PHIL MCCAUSLAND and E.D. CAUCHI
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It's never a good sign when your pilot tells you to "pray."

But that's exactly what happened — twice — on a scary Air Asia X flight from Australia to Malaysia as the plane shook like a "washing machine" for two hours, according to passengers.


"The rattling started straight away,” Damien Stevens, who was on his way from Perth to Kuala Lumpur with a friend, told NBC News. "It was like being in a washing machine or on a compressor. The crew were really good, although the pilot asked us to pray twice and said he was scared too.”

Stevens said the Sunday morning flight out of Perth began to shake rapidly after they heard a “huge bang” about 75 minutes into the flight, which should have taken the Airbus 330 about six hours.

Footage taken by Stevens, the man in glasses in the video above, and his friend shows seats and passengers shaking rapidly and a rattling sound.

The exact cause of the incident remains unclear. Stevens said the airline was very forthcoming with information, though he said they told him the trouble stemmed from one of the engines and that the pilot had 44 years of experience.

“I’m not 100 percent sure,” he said, noting that he could not see the engine and could not definitively confirm. “It was the left engine, engine one. We flew back on one engine. It was either jammed, frozen, the engine belt broke — apparently a blade broke off.”

Passengers on the left side of the plane were asked by the pilot “to keep an eye on it,” as he could not see the engine well from the cabin.

"The only thing I could think of was my family, because it's the first day of Eid celebration,” passenger Alia Abdul Rahim told NBC News. “All I wanted to do was go home and hug my parents.”

The flight landed back in Perth two hours later, shaking the entire time, passengers said. They remained in a bracing position while the plane landed, which was reportedly smooth.

“Thank God the pilot and the crew did a great job," Rahim told NBC News.

No one was injured during the incident, though it seemed some passengers were struggling after getting off the plane.

“I feel fine but a lot of people I’ve spoken with are really shaken and quite apprehensive about the flight,” Stevens said.

The budget airline released a statement later Sunday, though they did not appear to have an immediate explanation for the chaos.

“Passengers were attended to by our ground staff upon landing and were provided with all necessary assistance,” AirAsia said in a statement. "Our engineers are taking the precautionary steps to check the aircraft."
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Saul Post time: 2017-6-27 19:27
Another story in the news.

Shake, Rattle and Roll: Airline Captain Tells Passengers to Pray During  ...

What could non believers do instead?  Free whisky?

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1584austin Post time: 2017-6-27 08:41
What could non believers do instead?  Free whisky?

I'll drink to that
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Beijing (CNN)Bad weather, crowded skies and military drills...and now add coin-tossing to the growing list of reasons for China's notorious flight delays.

Police took away an 80-year-old woman Tuesday after fellow passengers reported that she was throwing coins at the plane during boarding of China Southern Airlines flight CZ380 on the tarmac of Shanghai's Pudong International Airport.
"The passenger, surnamed Qiu, who has no prior criminal record or mental health issues, claimed she tossed coins as a prayer for a safe flight," Shanghai Police said in a statement.
It added that officers found nine coins at the scene, including one that fell into the engine of the Airbus A320 aircraft, with others scattered on the ground nearby.

Plane delayed more than five hours
The airline had to clear nearly 150 passengers from the full flight bound for Guangzhou, originally scheduled to depart at 12:40 p.m.
"To ensure flight safety, China Southern's aircraft maintenance staff conducted a thorough inspection of the engine, which concluded at 4:53 p.m., and cleared the aircraft for takeoff," the carrier said in a statement.
The flight eventually took off at 6:16 p.m. and arrived at its destination more than five hours late.
A police photo shows the total value of the coins adds up to 1.7 yuan (about 25 US cents), but local media estimated the cost of engine inspection and flight delay could easily run in the thousands of dollars.
Police said the case will be investigated further.
The story quickly went viral across China, the world's second-largest aviation market and home to some of its most delayed airports.
Shanghai Pudong, which served more than 66 million passengers last year, is often at the bottom of airport on-time performance rankings.
Given frequent complaints about the lack of information on the delays, at least for once everyone knows who to blame.
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