- Mango Airlines has confirmed that one of their flights to Durban hit a bit of a complication on the way
- One of the aircraft lost its cabin pressure, causing distress to passengers on the aeroplane
- According to Mango, the issue with the aircraft is under investigation and will be communicated in due course
Mango Airlines has confirmed that one of their aircraft lost pressure during a flight from Johannesburg to Durban on Monday afternoon. According to Mango, the aircraft will be undergoing investigations to get to the root of the problem.
“Mango can confirm that flight JE251 from Johannesburg to Durban experienced a depressurisation incident during the flight. The aircraft landed safely and the crew disembarked passengers accordingly,” said Mango on Twitter.
According to the flight service, the aircraft will be under investigation and the authorities are also on top of the matter.
When a plane loses cabin pressure, the temperature inside the aircraft drops, causing people to be unable to breathe properly.
A video of the incident was posted by Yusuf Abramjee on social media. In the footage, a young man is seen using the emergency oxygen system and people in the plane are visibly distressed.
A young boy can be heard crying out that he wants his mother in the video. Social media users reacted to the footage online. Take a look at one of the comments below:
"This man is excitingly brave to take such a cool video during an oxygen emergency situation. I would have panicked like a mouse in front of a cat and pee straight there if I could. That is a scary thing on a flight."
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that a driver caused a commotion with the Cape Town Metro Police. Multiple videos have emerged of police officers in Cape Town trying to kick in the door of an Audi.
One of the first videos shared on Twitter by @Lwadz_G is from a driver behind the incident's perspective. Metro officials can be seen shooting at the vehicle's tyres. The second video shows a side angle of the incident.
Towards the end of the video, the driver of the Audi takes off. One of the officers fires a few shots as the driver speeds off.
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Source: Briefly News