Skip to main content

Firefly Nearly Gave Me A Scare...

Boarded Firefly at 3pm after half hour delay... supposed to reach Ipoh around 4.30pm... after an hour or so, airplane captain announced we were going to land.. then we experienced some bad turbulence, heavy rain splashing against the window plane, another announcement came...

This time the captain announced that he couldn't land the plane due to poor visibility and wet grounds, he would wait for a few more minutes before final decision.. (meanwhile I felt the plane flew up again... hovering...) I was hoping that the plane could land... but no, after few minutes again, captain announced that we had to adjourn to Penang, much to everyone's disappointment...

By then, I felt nausea and wanted to vomit already... cos of the bad turbulence (and fright?)....Well, Captain knows best, right... he couldn't jeopardize all the passengers' lives...
at Changi Airport before boarding the flight....
Have to bade farewell to my son again...
At Terminal Two... (terminal is not a nice word, huh....)
The Firefly counter...
Temporary destination in Penang... 
refueling before flying again to Ipoh...
we waited at the lounge here...

At around 6pm, we were to embark the plane again, the rain  had stopped in Ipoh, much to everyone's relief... and yes, we finally reached Ipoh ... phew...  The whole journey from Singapore to Ipoh took us more than four hours to reach.... but then, THANK GOD we finally did!  No joke about that...

Well, will I take Firefly again?  
Sure I will... it is not everyday that it couldn't land...
Though it is my first time flying with Firefly,
I certainly hope it won't be the last... hahahaa....


Comments

  1. At least you are back on the ground and safe.

    ReplyDelete
  2. kathy: yes..thank God...


    patty: yes.. that is a relief..

    ReplyDelete
  3. thank god, all's fine. welcome back!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Accordingly to a friend this kind of plane is the safest even if there is an engine failure it can still glide and land unlike those turbine engines. How true?

    ReplyDelete
  5. Not every day (or flight) you will get such a situation huh. :D A great experience.

    ReplyDelete
  6. The most important is it arrived and landed safely.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Can't blame the airline nor the pilot - weather is so very bad these days, so terribly stormy at times. This has happened to me so many times...and it can happen even with big aircrafts. When flying, always pray for good weather...and hope for the best.

    ReplyDelete
  8. wenn: yes glad to be home!


    bananaz: dont know how true but it is a consolation to know.. :)


    tekkaus: a situation I dont want to be in again.. hahaha..


    mommymoon: yes, I ditto to that...


    stp: oh, I thought it happens in Ipoh only.. cos of the short runway... bigger planes might have better visibility and longer runways i thought..

    ReplyDelete
  9. scary huh?
    When I am younger I am not so scare.. but now when I am grow older ..
    I feel very scary.. coz think of my wife and my family..
    last time still young and no worries..

    ReplyDelete
  10. I guess I like what STP said,just pray for the good hands of the Almighty to be upon us,let HIM steer us through safety ,,, all the way,, amen,,,

    ReplyDelete
  11. Always pray for good weather and safe journey.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Wow...what an adventure. Thank God you are back home safe and sound :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. at least the captain managed to handle it well. If he can't land, he wouldn't want to take the risk.

    Glad everything went smoothly despite the long hours

    ReplyDelete
  14. sp: yeah..flying scares me but still i want to fly.. what to do.. no fly, no traveling then.. :)


    irene: yes, it is a MUST.. :)


    elin: never give up flying.. hahaha..


    yeeling: yeah, it is for the good sake of passengers.. only that i felt like vomiting going up and down in the sky..

    ReplyDelete
  15. Hi Reana,
    To Bananaz comment, all air craft, whether they have propeller or jet engines will glide and happily land if they suffer one or more engine failures.British airways 747 had all 4 engines fail over Indonesia many years ago and glided many many miles before they are able to restart the failed engines. The most important thing is whether or not there is any suitable place for the air craft to land. To sum it up,all air craft will glide, it's the landing that will determine how successful the emergency was handled.

    ReplyDelete
  16. im so glad to hear that you were safe thanks god

    ReplyDelete
  17. Well done to the captain he did a great job. Glad your journey is safe.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Detour n longer hrs nvm. Most importantly, arrive safely.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thank you, readers!

Popular posts from this blog

An Evening Dinner At Chef Chew Kitchen, Petaling Jaya

BACK TO SG. BULOH for a couple of days....

Come evening, we went for dinner at Chef Chew Kitchen in Seksyen 19, Petaling Jaya.  Since it was my first time there, I did not know what to expect except to sit back, relax and eat.  LOL... It is a one shop lot restaurant so tables are very limited.  Reservation was made at 6pm to be on the safe side, to avoid crowds and waiting for food was very minimized at this time of the day.  For the seven of us, these dishes were served on the table...
Thumbs up even before the dinner...  And soon these are served... 
Claypot braised ribs...  Their signature dish... Fish Maw...  First time eating fish maw which is whitish in colour...  Black Beancurd with Pumpkin sauce... Hey, this restaurant indeed serves new to me! This must be Sweet Sauce Chicken... For the American... Cos we Asians like Steamed Chicken like this!  LOL...  And the star dish of the dinner is this...  Freshly steamed and succulent prawns...  And the most delicious part is none other…

Reunion At Museum Restaurant At Starling Mall

CLASSMATES REUNION... but not from my year.  i just tagged along with my sister who wanted my company that evening.  She was going to meet up with some of her classmates at The Starling mall.  I did not want to drive there, taking Grab is a much easier and practical choice, considering it was rush hour in the evening.  Furthermore, I am not familiar with the roads... both of us might panic on the federal highway.  LOL... 
Having someone to take us there is so stress free, we only have to pay RM20 for the ride.  :)  Our first time to Startling Mall and being made familiar by one of the bloggers, Phong Hong who used to post up her lunch meals taken from there.  We were supposed to meet up at 7pm but we reached there an hour earlier to "survey" the shops and ended up buying a "bit."  Blame it on my sister who always like to give positive comments most of the time!   The dinner was held at The Museum.... Originated from Ipoh actually and how there is a branch here in …

Night Market Along Lee Garden Plaza Hotel, Hatyai

BY THE TIME WE REACHED THE HOTEL, it was almost dark. This time round, we took a longer rest in the hotel... my girl might not need it but I certainly did!  After recharging around 80% of my body strength, we were ready to explore the streets again.

Our hotel is really a strategic spot for us tourists.  The street vendors were all ready to boost their sales in front, at the side and along the whole stretch of street where we stayed.  Left, right, front... the place was filled with people and tourists like us... I could hear some of them speaking my dialect, we felt kind of at home instead of being tourists....

Besides the street vendors in front of the hotel, there was a night market just five minutes walking distance away from our hotel, Lee Garden Plaza.... Maybe they only opened during the weekends?  I am not sure about that.. .anyway, we were kind of excited to see all the bright lights along the street....

Come... Let's Go!
We started from the beginning of the street...  A …