Cathay Pacific Emergency Landing - CX884 Hong Kong - Los Angeles

  • Published on Jul 30, 2015
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    Cathay Pacific Emergency Landing - CX884 Hong Kong - Los Angeles
    The events in this video occurred during my flight from Hong Kong to Los Angeles and documents the emergency landing as it happens.
    We were around half way into the flight when the captain announced we would have to make an emergency landing, it was at this point the crew began to give instructions on what we had to do. This included how to perform the brace position correctly and invited us removing the life jacket from under out seats and strapping it around us.
    At one point a crew member comes over the PA and announces that we might have to make an emergency water ditch, meaning we could be forced to attempt a landing on the Pacific Ocean. Luckily this didn't happen and the pilot was abel to divert the plane to a Eareckson Air Station which is a remote military airbase located on Shemya, in the Alaskan Aleutian Islands.
    At points during the emergency landing passengers can smell smoke throughout the plane making them think there could be a fire onboard the plane. From a press release later released by Cathay Pacific we found out that a cooling fan had failed in the control room below the cockpit and had caused several smoke detectors to be activated.
    All footage filmed using an iPhone 5s and edited using Final Cut Pro.
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Comments • 4 546

  • Naughtystimpy
    Naughtystimpy 5 hours ago

    What movie is this? Dis gud

    SPCSHARKNADO 6170 6 hours ago

    Yesterday while flying to San Diego from Chicago (4 hours 29 min) we were trying to land. But our descending flap was malfunctioning. So we couldn’t slow down. We had to make a emergency landing to Los Angeles. There were fire trucks there because we didn’t know if we were going to skid. We landing safely and everyone clapped. But then we had to switch planes (with a working flap) that came from los Vegas. Then we finally landed safely. It was a long day for all of us.

  • Jose Enos
    Jose Enos 9 hours ago

    If they were serving food then the plane goes down immediately!
    AHHH! Food disaster!!!!!

  • Michael W. Connor

    Is there a continuation video to this?!? That looked insane 🤯

  • Magz Sara
    Magz Sara Day ago

    Play a tune on your whistle..

  • Anthony Mann
    Anthony Mann 3 days ago

    This guy is a cool headed guy. Pretty sure i would have been running up and down the isles screamin like a bitch. Kudos bro!

  • TH3 C0LD
    TH3 C0LD 5 days ago

    One time I was on a plane and I heard a bang I was scared and needed to pee.I used the toilet and dropped the lid it banged and I was so relieved

  • Johanna Diaz
    Johanna Diaz 5 days ago

    No entiendo nadaaa, quien me resume en español, gracias

  • TheAmericanIdol
    TheAmericanIdol 6 days ago

    Everyone is so damn calm!

  • Ozafootball king
    Ozafootball king 7 days ago

    Oh my god i am really happy that you are alive

    AK RANDOMNESS 7 days ago

    So I’m weird
    I’m an avgeek and I panic like shit on planes

  • Ellie Portlock
    Ellie Portlock 8 days ago

    Why do I watch this. In petrified of flying and I have a solo trip from the UK to Australia in a few months 😭😭😭😭😭

    • ridhwan maestro
      ridhwan maestro 7 days ago

      I AM PETRIFIED OF FLYING TOO but i survived (lol) a flight from singapore to indonesia and back recently. it will be alright. we are the weird bunch that people can never understand lol

  • Relevancia Moderna
    Relevancia Moderna 9 days ago

    i have to take 4 flights a year in a country were there were only 2 plane crashes in 30 years and im getting anxiety just to watch this, pray for me

  • Lamiya Asgur
    Lamiya Asgur 9 days ago

    Was it just me or the fact that all the passengers seemed so calm it was eery. (I mean that's good to remain calm in this situation but still that's not the natural human instinct now is it?)

  • Rebeca Lázaro
    Rebeca Lázaro 10 days ago

    You're so lucky, man!

  • Aeron Tudor
    Aeron Tudor 12 days ago

    Shouldn't the captain announce to have all passengers and crew members get into the emergency escape pods and be ready to launch?
    Or send a distress call to any friendly vessel and hope the U.S.S Enterprise warps in and tractor beam your plane into safe landing...


  • AedrianneGamer Gacha gamer 2009

    im so scared because we are riding cathay and its davao to hongkong im so scarrd

  • Cesario Pilotin
    Cesario Pilotin 14 days ago


  • Maynard Salviejo
    Maynard Salviejo 14 days ago

    Instead of focusing the camera on your face to show the world the full range of your emotions it would have been nice if you panned the interior of the aircraft during the entire ordeal to capture everyone else’s reaction.
    You are so very narcissist.

  • Анастасия live

    А что случилось?

  • David Santos
    David Santos 16 days ago

    Damn this guy is acting all brave. You can't see shit out that window. They could have been going nose dive into the water for all he know lmao. This Guy IS A REAL ONE. I would have been screaming like if im on a rollercoaster. Never getting on an Airplane.

  • Ersinn Nevzat
    Ersinn Nevzat 19 days ago

    Its not allowed to on the phone when the flight on the air. It human error among becouse of it.

  • James Estrada
    James Estrada 19 days ago

    Balls of solid rock he has...

  • Mynameis jbun
    Mynameis jbun 20 days ago +1

    I don’t even know why I’ve been watching plane crash I’m not even gonna travel any time soon 🤷🏻‍♀️

  • The Dominus
    The Dominus 22 days ago

    Why am i watching this when my next flight from Vancouver to hongkong via Manila, philippines will be on cathay pacific..

  • dash d
    dash d 23 days ago +2

    Im watching this and the next day im going on plane 🙄 why did i watch this

  • Carter Lamont
    Carter Lamont 29 days ago

    I immediately cringed when I heard the clapping.

  • Miss Girl Girl
    Miss Girl Girl Month ago

    Because of me scared of flying , my daughter loses a lot of chances going travel :(

  • CockpitView
    CockpitView Month ago


  • Barry B. Benson
    Barry B. Benson Month ago +1

    Look at all the women in the comments proving that they’re all a bunch of emotional people.

  • Bts Stan
    Bts Stan Month ago +3

    Your level of calmness amazes me

  • Raquel Brown-White
    Raquel Brown-White Month ago +9

    That clap when it lands!! Jamaicans do that EVERYTIME a plane they travel in lands...seriously! A thank you gesture to the fight team for landing them safely.

  • Jelly X
    Jelly X Month ago +1

    I have been in that plane before

  • Abdul Mtoro III
    Abdul Mtoro III Month ago +9

    Pilots always amazes me!!.... A pilot and an engineer... These people man!!!

  • dpldmadushani
    dpldmadushani Month ago

    Thanks for download this video

  • Jimiskewl
    Jimiskewl Month ago +3

    I bet you felt a lot safer with the life jacket on, especially since it has a light and a whistle. 🤨🤪

  • XxgachabloomxX
    XxgachabloomxX Month ago +1

    Once I was in a tiny little turbulence I was like AHHHHHH I NEED TO TELL MY WHOLE FAMILY IM ABOUT TO DIEEEEE!

  • Nollywood LolaMK
    Nollywood LolaMK Month ago +2

    If the bloody pilot don't know what's going on, the liklihood of its passengers knowing is alot slimmer. Please be professional and learn to use the right words. It's very alarming.

  • N. D.
    N. D. Month ago +2

    thanks for the applause, I hate people who are "anti-applause" for airplane pilots, they should deserve a little recognition...and these anti-applause people probably support giving tips to the stupid waiters who bring you a coffee.

  • N nana
    N nana Month ago

    Cathay Pacific、、China... You have to go to Japan and take a Japanese Airplane, because its safe!

  • Sarah Cheesman
    Sarah Cheesman Month ago

    Fuck would be this calm

  • Vanessa Kelly
    Vanessa Kelly Month ago +2

    The key to surviving is staying calm.

  • lady yaya
    lady yaya Month ago

    I would be crying lol

  • Jessica Yau
    Jessica Yau Month ago

    Me and my sister just booked a flight from Ireland to Hong Kong with Cathay airlines 😐

  • saeed mohammadi
    saeed mohammadi Month ago

    With all do respect, just what the hell was that?

  • Paul Hosken
    Paul Hosken Month ago

    Its time they stop using blind pilots. He has to wait for the screams to know to pull back on the throttle

  • Lyoutou *_*
    Lyoutou *_* Month ago

    I'm glad you're alive

  • littletoe
    littletoe Month ago

    Clapping when the plane crashes. I wish all the people die in a car crash on the way from the crash home

  • jasmin lagman
    jasmin lagman 2 months ago

    I know everything about airplanes and emergencies on aircraft, so I would know hot to work this out.?...

  • SL USA
    SL USA 2 months ago

    I have watched these crashes and used to feel nervous. Now I don’t feel it as much! So, go girls, boys. Keep watching

  • Mr. DOPE
    Mr. DOPE 2 months ago

    At least you didn’t have to brace for impact.

  • Mr. DOPE
    Mr. DOPE 2 months ago

    Hmm.... seems like Cathay Pacific have been let down by Boeing.

  • Hi Hi
    Hi Hi 2 months ago

    Any tips for flying on a plane should I be scared?

  • alejandro fernandez
    alejandro fernandez 2 months ago

    those life vests should come with 4 small vodka bottles .

  • Clazza 01
    Clazza 01 2 months ago

    Quick passengers watch Castaway movie but pay 20 quid each first!

  • Just Saph
    Just Saph 2 months ago

    im flying to honolulu in three weeks why am i watching this

    ROBLOX Or PUBG 2 months ago


  • booAHHHH
    booAHHHH 2 months ago

    4:09 dat relief when you ain’t gonna die yet

    PUPULICIOUS YE 2 months ago

    Mate shit a brick

    SOMETHING FUNNY 2 months ago

    when the end is good everything is good

  • Casey Frederick
    Casey Frederick 2 months ago

    "Thug life" lives within this man's soul

  • Ola Marca
    Ola Marca 2 months ago

    So what was wrong there?

  • SJ15
    SJ15 2 months ago

    I thought life vests should only be put on once out of the aircraft?

    • Boutrous Boutrous ghallli
      Boutrous Boutrous ghallli 2 months ago

      😂😂 You're kidding right? You would wait till you're drowning before putting it on? Jk. You just don't inflate it till you're out. If you get out that is...

  • Carine Woder
    Carine Woder 2 months ago

    Professional trained crew

  • Daniel Iddo
    Daniel Iddo 2 months ago

    This is serious man. U still filming n talking?

  • loli_pop_2006
    loli_pop_2006 2 months ago

    But I still have a question .... have you landed in the water or at an airport?

  • loli_pop_2006
    loli_pop_2006 2 months ago

    That's awful. A water emergency landing at night !? I would be crying and freaking out at the same time. How can you be so calm ????? I mean, if you could not make it and nobody could save you because it might be night ????

  • ReverseTK
    ReverseTK 2 months ago +1

    I could already tell that nothing happened because if something did than this video probably would not of been uploaded unless it was a livestream

  • Yolle Yolle
    Yolle Yolle 2 months ago

    Fake video

    • Jack D
      Jack D 2 months ago +2

      It was real. It was on the news at the time. Nothing in the video suggests it's fake either...

  • Hyphen
    Hyphen 2 months ago +1


  • Ahmet
    Ahmet 2 months ago

    2:43 ne el hareketi çekion aq

  • zuzu eli
    zuzu eli 2 months ago +1

    Respect to you. I would have been scared.

    DOM [ DELA GEEZ ] 2 months ago +1

    Hong Kong to LA???
    Wait... it landed in the ocean?

  • Chris Tomlin
    Chris Tomlin 2 months ago

    Wow I would not envy the feeling of ditching in the pacific. Nice vid

  • stitcha123
    stitcha123 2 months ago

    Pull up. Pull up. Pull up. Pull up. Pull up. Pull up. Pull up. Pull up. Pull up. Pull up. Pull up. Pull up. Pull up. Pull up.

  • CC&THC
    CC&THC 2 months ago

    The thing I don’t get is that the island the plane made the emergency landing is reasonably of the Hong Kong - LA route.

  • Allison Sankey
    Allison Sankey 2 months ago +6

    How the hell was everyone else on the plane so calm? Id be totally losing my mind.

    • Miss DogLover
      Miss DogLover 16 days ago

      Brit Traveller blunt but correct

    • Brit Traveller
      Brit Traveller 2 months ago +2

      They were too preoccupied trying to figure out how to get there lifejackets on and learning how to top the air up etc you know the stuff they should have learned when the pre-flight safety video is played that people think is too boring to watch. Also, losing your shit won't save your life, when its your time to die, you're going to die anyway...

      PUPULICIOUS YE 2 months ago

      Allison Sankey is be fucking screaming

  • Ice Ryda
    Ice Ryda 2 months ago +2

    I'm glad ur ok man. That's scary

    ANGE KRUMINS 2 months ago +1

    Now that’s what I call a shit your pants moment.. 👍👍🆘🆘👍👍🆘🆘👍👍🆘🆘👍👍🆘🆘👍👍🆘🆘👍👍🆘🆘

  • Sofia Jane
    Sofia Jane 2 months ago

    What an experienced flight you’ve had🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

  • Lori Valmay
    Lori Valmay 2 months ago

    Glad you guys made it ok. Wow!

  • anonymous anonymous
    anonymous anonymous 2 months ago +19

    Why does he look like he knew this was going to happen lmao

  • Mitcho
    Mitcho 2 months ago

    Anyone know who the pilots were?

  • Nathallia Carvalho Lacerda

    Deus me livre

  • Laura Kelly
    Laura Kelly 2 months ago +1

    I'm crying watching this. I'm terrified of planes and I would be CRYING on the plane. How is nobody crying?! Oh my god this is my worst nightmare

    • lucksy bb
      lucksy bb 2 months ago

      +Laura Kelly only trying to help

    • Laura Kelly
      Laura Kelly 2 months ago

      +lucksy bb cheers you just cured my phobia

    • lucksy bb
      lucksy bb 2 months ago +1

      It would help you and everyone around you to stay calm, so I imagine that's why. Air travel is the safest form of transport

  • LaMaya Tatum
    LaMaya Tatum 2 months ago

    I have a flight in a few months (my second time flying) I HATE FLYING 😭

  • Dalmatinac3
    Dalmatinac3 2 months ago

    Did he died?

  • AnnaAndMaya
    AnnaAndMaya 2 months ago

    I love how you just record this thing nonchalantly

  • bonzology
    bonzology 2 months ago +1

    This dude is a MAN

  • happy as larry
    happy as larry 2 months ago

    You were very cool . Well done.

  • Don't worry Bre Happy
    Don't worry Bre Happy 2 months ago +16

    My absolute worst nightmare 😵

    • Jessica Manley
      Jessica Manley 2 months ago

      this & sinking cruise ship. SO. SCARY. with a plane you just plummet and wait to hit impact. and then with a ship, you're in this giant structure thats just sinking into the deep, dark abyss +Don't worry Bre Happy

    • Don't worry Bre Happy
      Don't worry Bre Happy 2 months ago +2

      Jessica Manley that’s what I mean lol not this exact scenario, but plane crash/emergency landing in general

    • Jessica Manley
      Jessica Manley 2 months ago

      what? surviving a successful emergency landing? get real. your biggest one is a plane crash. not this.

  • Daisy M
    Daisy M 2 months ago

    Not sure why am watching this am traveling soon

  • Emily B
    Emily B 2 months ago

    I saw this on Flights From Hell. I felt so scared for you guys and so relieved you landed on land

  • PAXperMortem
    PAXperMortem 2 months ago +1

    There's no way they would've survived a landing in the Pacific ocean.

    • Not Zinifizz
      Not Zinifizz Month ago

      Ikr I was think how they were going to land in the middle of the ocean

  • A Williams
    A Williams 2 months ago

    they saw TrumpZilla in the pacific

  • Boca10 Jr
    Boca10 Jr 2 months ago +2

    Que paso? Alguien que me explique

    • Andrés Gómez
      Andrés Gómez 2 months ago

      +Boca10 Jr Con gusto, hermano!

    • Boca10 Jr
      Boca10 Jr 2 months ago

      +Andrés Gómez okey, gracias

    • Andrés Gómez
      Andrés Gómez 2 months ago +1

      El sistema de ventilación de los computadores del avión fallaron. Y eso muy peligroso ya que, en el peor de los casos, pueden explotar. Pero por dicha lograron aterrizar en un aeropuerto militar en las Islas Aleutianas.

    • Bijou
      Bijou 2 months ago +1

      _'toy igual que vos no entiendo nada_ 😂

  • CMDRFandragon
    CMDRFandragon 2 months ago

    Ditching in the ocean? Row row row ur Airbus, gently down the stream?

  • Hannah B
    Hannah B 2 months ago

    why did nobody in the plane look remotely phased

  • D L
    D L 2 months ago

    You know things are bad when the attendants are frantic like this.

  • Louis Weber
    Louis Weber 2 months ago

    Cheers to that dude for filming horizontally