Mid-air drama as oxygen masks deployed after London flight loses cabin pressure
Dramatic moment frightened passengers pray together and put on oxygen masks on flight from London as cabin loses pressure and plane makes emergency landing in Holland after ‘Mayday’ call The Titan Airways flight to Poland made an emergency landing in Amsterdam A mayday call was made at 9.43 UTC and the plane landed at around 10 The passengers were seen reading Ani Ma’amin from their prayer books It is believed they were on a pilgrimage to the grave of Elimelech of Lizhensk
A group of passengers prayed together when their flight from London Stansted had to make an emergency landing in Amsterdam.
The Boeing 767 lost pressure in the cabin and passengers had to wear oxygen masks as the plane touched down at Schipol Airport.
It was meant to be flying to Rzeszow, in Poland, where the Jewish passengers are believed to have planned a pilgrimage.
A group of Jewish passengers prayed together when their flight from London Stansted had to make an emergency landing in Amsterdam. They had to wear oxygen masks when the air pressure in the cabin dropped
Panning around the cabin, the video captures the men reading from their prayer books and singing Ani Ma’amin, which translates as ‘I believe’.
In the prayer, the thirteen Jewish principles of faith are read out and can be sung along with music.
Most sat looking forward, breathing into their oxygen masks while others sat round and talked to each other.
Others took pictures and videos on their phones, documenting the incident.
The Titan Airways flight made a mayday call at 9.43 UTC and landed in Amsterdam at 10.
No one was hurt in the incident.
A spokesman said: ‘There were no injuries amongst the passengers and crew but on arrival the aircraft was met by emergency service personnel as a precaution to ensure the welfare of the passengers.
‘Whilst such events are rare, all Titan Airways crew undergo regular rigorous training in accordance with EU EASA regulations to ensure they manage such situations successfully.’
The Boeing 767 flight from London Stansted to Rzeszow, Poland had to make an emergency landing. As the plane touched down in Amsterdam, passengers read from prayer books and sung
Panning around the cabin, the video captures the men reading from their prayer books and singing Ani Ma’amin, which translates as ‘I believe’. No one was hurt in the incident
It is thought that a group of Jewish people chartered the flight to make a pilgrimage to Poland.
Every year, thousands flock to Leżajsk to go to the grave of Rabbi Elimelech of Lizhensk, who is one of the founders of the Hasidic movement.
He died in 1787, after which his grave became a hotspot for his followers.
The pilgrimage site is just 30 miles from Rzeszow, where the plane was supposed to be landing.
Around 6,000 people visited the Rabbi’s grave in 2012 and it is thought that Londoners make this trip annually.
Every year, thousands flock to Leżajsk to go to the grave of Rabbi Elimelech of Lizhensk, who is one of the founders of the Hasidic movement. Pictured, the passengers talk among themselves as the plane faced difficulty over water