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 • 4 338

  • Lipi Ghosh
    Lipi Ghosh Day ago


  • Brad Kruger
    Brad Kruger Day ago

    Life on the line and he’s calm af😂

  • Ella Kaylen
    Ella Kaylen 2 days ago

    I genuinely think I’m going to die everytime there’s an ounce of turbulence. I could not think of anything more terrifying than this happening nd everyone’s so calm😭😂

  • Doni Sio
    Doni Sio 3 days ago

    I've always wanted to wear those jackets

  • zway
    zway 3 days ago

    who else just wanted to hear the clapping

  • Elvedin Krlic
    Elvedin Krlic 3 days ago

    And some one told Me 99percent of people not scared of flying If that's the case 99percent of people are not feeling OK in their heads

  • Danilo Pinheiro
    Danilo Pinheiro 3 days ago

    I'd have shit my pants a million times.

  • Sexy Porn Star
    Sexy Porn Star 4 days ago

    the eeriest silence oof

    Guy DIERENS 5 days ago

    there is a God watching over us

  • Jess Collins
    Jess Collins 5 days ago

    I have to say cathay pacific pilots are some of the best in the industry

  • Jess Collins
    Jess Collins 5 days ago

    is this when both engines failed?

  • Jay Rrr
    Jay Rrr 5 days ago

    BOO -- I came for carnage.

  • travkeyno
    travkeyno 8 days ago


  • Angie A. Ramírez
    Angie A. Ramírez 8 days ago

    4:10 👏

  • yankorusev
    yankorusev 8 days ago

    Brave guy. I would be in the toilet

  • Waifu Cruz
    Waifu Cruz 8 days ago

    The only appropriate time to clap when a plane lands.

  • JJ Does Things
    JJ Does Things 9 days ago

    Why does this dude look like terrorisor.? For any of you who don’t know who that is look him up.

  • yeet yolo
    yeet yolo 9 days ago

    Just your average Ryanair landing

    VICTORIA VIC 9 days ago +4

    Thank you, Thomas Norman in your explaination WHY THIS PLANE NEED EMERGENCY LANDING !!!!!!!!!

    VICTORIA VIC 9 days ago +1

    What caused the emergency landing ???
    This video should show more of what was happening OUTSIDE THE CABIN WINDOW than inside the plane !!!!

  • Eddie G
    Eddie G 10 days ago

    Better landings than the majority of Ryan air flights

  • bin fei
    bin fei 11 days ago

    Finally someone who understands the safety of airplanes

  • Kasper Hauser
    Kasper Hauser 11 days ago

    I would have embarassed myself by grabbing the crews tits, thinking its my last chance!

  • iemz ralph
    iemz ralph 12 days ago

    congrats youtube. watching this one hour before my flight

  • wjatube
    wjatube 12 days ago

    At that point I'm walking off the plane wearing that life vest as a souvenir.

  • Ozan Aydın
    Ozan Aydın 12 days ago

    Before landing : Oh God, please save us.
    After landing : Oh pilot, you just saved us !

  • JJ Mxrtinez
    JJ Mxrtinez 12 days ago +2

    Today i flew on CX 830, we had a passenger with heart problems and my dad was the doctor. We almost had to make an emergency landing but the passenger was ok

  • Huffokl
    Huffokl 12 days ago

    You should never use your phone on a plane.

    • you're*
      you're* 6 hours ago

      He was taking a video. Using cellular services is prohibited.

  • 0u812 0u812
    0u812 0u812 13 days ago

    Red neck

  • Utku Yücel
    Utku Yücel 13 days ago

    This guy is a beast. Recording the video landscape even in an emergency situation.

  • Necati Agha
    Necati Agha 13 days ago


  • Chameleon800
    Chameleon800 13 days ago

    Тот случай, когда хлопанья в ладоши не выглядит бессмысленно и глупо....

  • cattleNhay
    cattleNhay 13 days ago

    It's okay to smoke a cigarette when the plane is going to crash

  • nDn Heavenfire
    nDn Heavenfire 13 days ago

    Why are there no pre inspections done before take off? M

    • Laura Dunstan
      Laura Dunstan 12 days ago

      DER there ARE but things can go wrong. Not everything is because of bad maintenence.

  • Primo Tenore
    Primo Tenore 14 days ago


  • Ciaran Cre
    Ciaran Cre 14 days ago

    57sec "remove your shoes please" ???

  • Pakistani Familylife USA

    Why I am watching this video. 2 days left in flight. Making me even more scary. Huh. I dunt know how em gonna act in the plane 😢

  • Yvonne Errend
    Yvonne Errend 14 days ago +12

    If you're already afraid of flying can you imagine what this would do to your anxiety and your heart rate??.

    • Bryn olf
      Bryn olf 8 days ago

      Yvonne Errend straight up I would have a heart attack

  • I noarundathi Jesus
    I noarundathi Jesus 14 days ago +4

    Thanks for God

  • Henry Luca
    Henry Luca 14 days ago

    Anybody here in 2019?

  • Marjorie G M.
    Marjorie G M. 14 days ago

    Perdón 😱🤭😨🥶 yo muero

  • Pedro Taquino
    Pedro Taquino 15 days ago

    You guys understand that emergency landing isn't really that dangerous right? It's only perform to avoid a major and probable emergency while flying over desolate areas. If the pilots detect a potential problem, they'd rather call in an emergency landing than risk crossing the Pacific

  • Aryan poorasad
    Aryan poorasad 15 days ago

    Legend says that they are still busy with doing the emergency landing

  • Dan F
    Dan F 15 days ago

    Did you get a refund

  • Igor Milinovic
    Igor Milinovic 15 days ago

    This is one more case of fake title!
    Shame on you! What people are willing to do for a few more click's... 😢😭😝

  • Kingkillers 136
    Kingkillers 136 15 days ago

    The wheels of the plane was probably faulty

  • Kingkillers 136
    Kingkillers 136 15 days ago

    They was dropping fuel so it would not blow up

  • Bobby
    Bobby 16 days ago

    Que merda enh neguim

  • Jorge Bustos
    Jorge Bustos 16 days ago

    You sopouse not to turn devices on during landing

  • SmashedByAsh
    SmashedByAsh 16 days ago

    I would’ve bricked myself

  • Tinsley 37357
    Tinsley 37357 16 days ago

    Bet no-one while those instructions where given was reading their stupid fucking Ebooks ignoring the flight attendants.

  • Вася
    Вася 17 days ago


  • Harpuli
    Harpuli 17 days ago


  • grisel rodriguez
    grisel rodriguez 17 days ago

    💩💩💩💩💩.... my reaction!!!

  • walker CRAZY MAIMANE
    walker CRAZY MAIMANE 17 days ago

    I don't know why i am watching this i have 14 hours straight flight next week

  • Efren Arnold
    Efren Arnold 17 days ago

    Isn’t using mobile phone inside the plane ✈️ is prohibited?

  • Kasra Moghaddam
    Kasra Moghaddam 17 days ago

    He is so relax

  • Richard Aguilar
    Richard Aguilar 18 days ago

    So this proves flat earth 🌍

  • Lee Robinson
    Lee Robinson 18 days ago

    This was a waste of time to watch....💩💩💩

  • Ed
    Ed 18 days ago

    Seems like a good time to relax, and play with your dink. Yolo

  • laszlo katona
    laszlo katona 18 days ago

    I was robbed on cathay during flight by a chin business man so I wish all of the worst to this airline

    • Laura Dunstan
      Laura Dunstan 12 days ago

      How is what one person did an entire airline's fault? They're not the police its not their job to make sure people don't commit crimes.

  • KMA Bomber
    KMA Bomber 19 days ago

    This is why I fly QANTAS

  • Valmont West
    Valmont West 19 days ago

    That’s crazy, wonder what failure occurred to cause them to announce a “water landing”. A ditching over the ocean at night is certain death. The pilots have no way of telling how close to the water he is other than an altitude indicator, vs daylight and visual reference. That’s nuts.

  • Francesca Lacey
    Francesca Lacey 19 days ago

    **calls over cabin crew** uh yeah my pretzels aren't salty and I can't hear my TV

  • BobChob2
    BobChob2 19 days ago

    They all died in the crash. RIP.

  • Pasta Pasta
    Pasta Pasta 19 days ago +1

    Lol I’m watching this but I’m 🛫✈️ tomorrow to London 😂😳😳😭

  • My Home
    My Home 19 days ago

    Cathay? Haha

  • stefann1989v2
    stefann1989v2 19 days ago

    Why the fuck on earth am I watching these type of videos only when I am about to fly?

  • Pim Pin
    Pim Pin 19 days ago

    That’s Gangsta. The only white boy on the flight. Haha

  • Maddy 6119
    Maddy 6119 20 days ago

    I want people like him to be my co passenger not because the constant video coverage, but because of how calm he was.

  • Bart Solari
    Bart Solari 20 days ago


  • 1000 XWB
    1000 XWB 20 days ago

    Well I was on that flight

  • billiepipersteeth
    billiepipersteeth 20 days ago

    Put your head between your legs and kiss your ass goodbye.

  • candice rizzo
    candice rizzo 20 days ago

    Just as a heads up in that situation when they make you put on your life jacket blow them up I know they will tell you not to but if you and your children are in that situation when you hit the water if you think your A going to have time to blow up your life jacket or God forbid someone else's also think again you may just be unconscious just from the quick descent.

    • Laura Dunstan
      Laura Dunstan 12 days ago

      You idiot that is the exact OPPOSITE of what you're supposed to do! The reason you don't inflate your life jacket before exiting the plane is because the vest can inhibit you swimming under water to get through a small opening in order to surface. I hope no one listens to you because that advice could kill someone you absoloute flog!

  • Steve Miner
    Steve Miner 20 days ago

    Glad you made it! I like to fly but don’t want to go in a violent crash

  • Yitzhak Shylock-Nase67

    Lick my ass! Nightmare!

  • Nikita Pavlov
    Nikita Pavlov 20 days ago +3

    I ask every minute my father in the plane,
    ME:I DON'T WANT IT!!!!!
    DAD:I TO!
    ME:I'M SCARED!!!!!
    ME:OK! OK! OK!

    ME: NO I DON'T WANT!!!!!
    ME:😂😂😂 YESSSS!!!!!

  • dominic heldt
    dominic heldt 20 days ago

    Not sure if switching on an electronic device is a wise thing to do during a flight malfunction...

  • Shirley Skelt
    Shirley Skelt 20 days ago

    Happy you landed safe

  • Martin Mcnair
    Martin Mcnair 20 days ago

    This is what the world has come to. Recording everything. Emergency landing you have a high chance of dying. Just in case record it to get views. What a idiot. Well you got the views you wanted. You know people like you actually have a mental health issue.

  • Haluk Yalman
    Haluk Yalman 20 days ago

    Can you keep the life jackets ?? 😅

  • Orie Cipollaro
    Orie Cipollaro 20 days ago

    I hate people who clap on landing its soooooo douchey! What are you gonna do if it crashes? Boo

  • Bingo Bango
    Bingo Bango 20 days ago +2

    Y’all look like a bunch of homos wearing those yellow vests. How embarrassing.

    • Tim Watson
      Tim Watson 20 days ago

      Bingo Bango 200 homos. They look so stupid.

  • Muhammad firdaus Tawakal

    you are making youtube just for money?

  • Ng John
    Ng John 20 days ago

    I just spent 4:27 minutes watching a guy in an emergency landing by my favorite airline

  • Kyle Galvin
    Kyle Galvin 20 days ago

    Another reason I absolutely hate flying lol

    • Tim Watson
      Tim Watson 20 days ago

      Kyle Galvin most airliners crash.

  • Kitty Ward
    Kitty Ward 20 days ago

    So glad everything went well

  • J. Mtz.
    J. Mtz. 20 days ago

    Wow... I've worked on this 777-300! The outbound from LAX is CX881 and CX883

  • Taka Masuda
    Taka Masuda 20 days ago

    Why are these people so calm? Do they understand that when they say that there’s a very good chance that you’re going to die?

  • Humanista Secular
    Humanista Secular 21 day ago +2


  • pavlara
    pavlara 21 day ago

    If this happened to me the plane could land safely on the airport built from the bricks I would shit

  • avet super
    avet super 21 day ago

    change your diapers man

  • Don Juan
    Don Juan 21 day ago +2

    The pilots should have received a thunderous applause. Pretty sad to her a few claps here and there.

  • Geeky Alex
    Geeky Alex 21 day ago

    If i was with you in there i would think that you planed this shit based on how calm you were.

    WARPHEAD 21 day ago

    That has got to be one of the most helpless feelings in the world.
    I have flown maybe 4 times in my life. The third time was a flight out of BNA Nashville to Detroit and then on to Nagoya Japan and finally to Manilla Philippines. It was early December and wouldn't you know it, we rarely ever get any snow in Nashville until after Christmas, but this year, on this day of all days it snowed. After Finally getting to the airport I get boarded after a 1 hour delay. I'm in this plane sitting on the runway and everything is covered with ice. The ground has ice on it about an inch thick. Secretly I'm thinking I wish the flight gets cancelled. The pilot is doing something with the engines, increasing and decreasing RPMs but not moving but a little bit every time he increases RPMs. So I'm sitting there and every time the pilot increases RPMs large Pizza pan sized pieces of ice, about an inch thick, is peeling off the tarmac and getting sucked right into the engine. I can literally hear the ice getting chewed into snow. I can hear the grinding sound of the ice along with the high pitched metallic whine resonating from the engine. I'll never forget the sound of high speed hardened jet turbines chopping up ice. I have read many reports of birds getting ingested into jet engines and f***ing them bad enough to shut an engine down. I'm thinking, "My God, a piece of ice 24 inches in diameter and an inch thick has to be worse that any damned bird. Every time the pilot revs those damned engines more ice gets chewed up. After about thirty minutes I decide that the first flight attendant I can get their attention I'm going to say something. She can at least tell the pilot what I'm seeing that he can't. But before I wave one down we have finally made our way onto the runway. I bet we aren't stopped their more than thirty seconds before both engines roar to high throttle and I can feel the g-force as we speed down the runway. In seconds everything smooths out as the plane leaves the ground. As soon as the Fasten Your Seatbelts light goes out I get a few Hiram Walker bottles of whiskey and three cans of Coke. I made it on to Detroit with no problem and caught a 747 to Nagoya. I was wondering if I'd hear about some poor domestic plane going down due to ingesting ice but the news flash never happened, thank God. I guess those engine turbines are a lot tougher than I realized.

  • Dilip Sarwate
    Dilip Sarwate 21 day ago

    With these clippings we enjoyed as we are also flying in it

  • Bill j
    Bill j 21 day ago

    Did you get to keep the vest? I bet Tom Hanks was the pilot of that flight. Lol.

  • Dr.Segway
    Dr.Segway 21 day ago

    Insurance ad before this

  • Bass & Beyond
    Bass & Beyond 21 day ago

    i was like: *NO ONE FKING CLAP*

  • Luis Gonzalez
    Luis Gonzalez 21 day ago

    When the captain make any emergency announcement.... politely is telling you life battery is in 5%