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I'm happy to be alive, says MH192 passenger after emergency landing

Published on Apr 21, 2014 8:52 AM
Malaysia Airlines Flight MH192 seen on the tarmac after an emergency landing at the Sepang international airport, outside Kuala Lumpur, on April 21, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP 

SEPANG (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A Malaysian passenger is happy to be alive after Malaysia Airlines flight MH192 was forced to make an emergency landing at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport early Monday.

"When the plane was about to take off, we could hear three loud bangs. The plane was shaking, especially rows 19 to 23 on the D, E and F side," said the passenger who wanted to be known as Raymond.

"Oxygen masks dropped but people did not panic. There was a lot of praying but people were calm," he said when asked about the situation in the aircraft that hovered for about three hours above KLIA.

Raymond said the pilot did a good job by keeping everyone up to date with the situation.

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