Thu, 22 Feb, 2018
The terrifying moment a Qantas flight is battered by wild Queensland storm
Passengers on board a Qantas flight have been filmed terrified and screaming last night when their plane flew into wild weather.
The Mount Isa to Townsville flight left passengers “extremely sick” after it hit a patch of thunder and lightning, which lasted for over 40 minutes.
In a video shared with Channel 7, screams of terror can be heard as well as one passenger's attempts to reassure others shouting, “don't worry guys, we're nearly there”.
Several passengers were physically sick as the bad weather battered the plane for most of the duration of the flight.
Extreme weather continues to hitQueensland with wild storms sweeping the state on Tuesday night. There have been numerous reports of property damage, including roofs being ripped off and debris smashing through homes.
A Qantas spokesperson told Yahoo7 safety was always the airline's number one priority.
"Our pilots are experienced and trained to deal with these situations, and today’s passenger aircraft are designed to withstand and fly safely when encountering lightning storms.
"The aircraft landed normally and was not damaged from the storm."