‘Is your life worth $100?’: Aviation experts warn against flying cost-cutter AirAsia (thenewdaily.com.au)

October 17, 2017

Aviation experts have warned that saving a buck isn’t worth your life, after a frightening mid-air incident on budget carrier AirAsia on Sunday.

AirAsia Indonesia’s QZ535 from Perth to Bali reportedly plummeted 20,000 feet when a technical issue caused the cabin to lose pressure just 25 minutes into the flight, which came after a series of near-misses in recent months.

Passengers claimed flight crew added to the chaos by screaming and appearing to panic in the aisles.

Aviation analyst Neil Hansford said the terrifying ordeal came down to “poor management and poor engineering”.

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