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 • 4 054

  • Bedrock Emerald
    Bedrock Emerald 14 hours ago


  • Ayu Artika
    Ayu Artika Day ago

    Kunaon atuh? Nte nyaho.

  • iiMalayTheOne RBLX
    iiMalayTheOne RBLX 3 days ago

    Is that a dreamliner?

  • Dancing Delilah
    Dancing Delilah 4 days ago

    This is why I've never flown and I never will. Ever!
    I know cars cash too but they happen so fast you barely have time to react.
    But plane crashes? You have several minutes of horrifying fear with the knowledge your plane is going down.

  • Slipped on shit
    Slipped on shit 5 days ago

    Flying is my greatest fear after
    spiders, bugs, wasps, flies, women succes, love, sports, drugs, alchohol, socialism, A.I, lava, nuclearbombs, governments, obama, mice, reptiles, sugar, blood, school, public speaking, fireworks, driving car, dating.

  • John Malone
    John Malone 5 days ago

    Most importantly what aircraft were you on?

  • Dr Peloro
    Dr Peloro 5 days ago

    Idiot why he is still using camera?

  • collingwoodrules go pies

    Near death experience at its best it should be on aircrash investigation

  • Beans
    Beans 5 days ago

    Everyone was so calm, which is good. Glad everything turned out ok.

  • Gwin DeMatteo
    Gwin DeMatteo 5 days ago

    My bio mother died in Hong Kong after a flight on Cathay Pacific from SFO. Cause? DVT and PE. Get up and WALK! MOVE those legs and feet! Hydrate! Emergency landings are extemely rare. DVTs and PEs (MIs) WAY more common on long flights. And yes, I am a pilot.

  • Nicolas Martinez
    Nicolas Martinez 6 days ago

    Buffarini eres tu?

  • Symmone Yates
    Symmone Yates 6 days ago

    So what was actually the matter.....? Surely you must have found out eventually...

  • basiljun808
    basiljun808 6 days ago

    That’s what you get when your environment is made in China!

  • MRSomethin1
    MRSomethin1 6 days ago

    My fault I was the pilot and after a couple bongs just pressed the wrong buttons

  • Andri Ginting
    Andri Ginting 6 days ago

    thank's God..

  • live to create to live

    God bless you all !

  • David Houghton
    David Houghton 7 days ago

    Back in the ‘90s I was in a Aero Mexico DC-10 piece of junk that flamed out all three engines, while dropping at least 10,000 feet my vodka and tonic started to come out of my glass, the attendants where floating in the cabin. The jerk flying finally restarted the engines, pure pilot error. By the time we reached JFK I was pretty drunk. Bottom line Aero Mexico sucks stay away!

  • alzauri fatahillah
    alzauri fatahillah 7 days ago

    There's been a probability to land over Pacific Ocean? That was horrific. Thank God it didnt happen. Hats off for the pilot and the crue.

    EL SCIENCE 7 days ago

    This idiot: “Could be dead in 5 minutes, might as well record a vlog, this would be epic content.”

  • dads , Cavaliers
    dads , Cavaliers 8 days ago

    Ditching off the coast of LA. That some shark infested waters!! But i guess one problem at a time,right?

  • sugarbun
    sugarbun 8 days ago

    Die another day

  • WhoWe Gaming
    WhoWe Gaming 8 days ago

    some of these comments got me laughing so hard

  • The Hair
    The Hair 8 days ago +2

    I'm not sure u realized how much danger u were in. If the crew would have opted for a ditching, there is pretty small chance of survival. Only a perfectly executed water landing can be successful, but any small error however unavoidable it was could result in the plane breaking up on impact.

  • Anthony Z
    Anthony Z 9 days ago

    Fake drama

  • joejoejoejoejoejoej
    joejoejoejoejoejoej 10 days ago

    Sum ting Wong wit plane

  • Zebracorn 46
    Zebracorn 46 10 days ago

    Emergency landed in Miami. I'll never forget them screaming "BRACE BRACE BRACE"... And yes, we clapped!!

  • Rolly Bakshi
    Rolly Bakshi 10 days ago

    J ju

  • I Em Hoo I Iz
    I Em Hoo I Iz 11 days ago

    What the fuck? It ended before anything happened, and some of those people looked way to o.k. with the thing.

  • Graysen Orth
    Graysen Orth 11 days ago

    Boutta die,
    Shouts out to iphone 5 lol

  • SeemsLegitTV
    SeemsLegitTV 11 days ago

    That’s scary shit

  • Vara
    Vara 11 days ago

    You people afraid of this happening in a plane but the car accident deaths and regular flu deaths nobody gives a dime about. So amusing....

  • Paiman Namazi
    Paiman Namazi 11 days ago +2

    If I close my eyes while this video is playing, I imagine myself lying on a beach with the waves coming in, and some weird foreign drivel in the background lol

  • Tante Lilis
    Tante Lilis 12 days ago

    Ya Allah SWT. Ini baru ngeri nontonnya.

  • Travis Schpeltinger
    Travis Schpeltinger 13 days ago

    3:08 : this motherf... REALLY NIGGA? Checking your hair during an emergency landing?

  • Alexia Gentasuri
    Alexia Gentasuri 13 days ago

    if I were him I won’t even remember of my phone/recording

  • stricci celinae
    stricci celinae 14 days ago

    omg that's scary

  • awacon awacon
    awacon awacon 14 days ago

    If I d be on his place, I d go for very good vodka after this.

  • Алексей Лисицын

    Один я прочитал los santos? Вместо лос анджелес

  • albar imam
    albar imam 16 days ago

    I think it was a prank from the pilot

  • Feza Gaming
    Feza Gaming 16 days ago +21

    _When the seatbelt sign turns on while your on the toilet_
    Me: I’m about to die

  • Kevin Baird
    Kevin Baird 16 days ago

    Isn't mid flight between HK and LA just water, lot's of it, scary shit, i was making toast not an hour ago and the toaster tripped the CB, everything went off, i shat myself and that was at zero feet off the ground and in my own kitchen, if i were on this flight i would be the guy at the back screaming trying to get out the door.

    PAPARAZI STORE 16 days ago


  • Tesslaa Kim
    Tesslaa Kim 16 days ago

    Omg I would be crying my eyes out . Once there was a small turbulence and I was holding the stranger next to me and praying to god

  • ничего не помню

    Ебать тут америкосов русские блять сука вашу где выыы

  • ничего не помню

    Пизди на русском плиз нихуя не понимаю

    ALICE MUSU KIMBER 17 days ago +2

    Being calm in such situation is paramount to survival, fear clouds your sense of reasoning.

  • Mohershad Angkaya
    Mohershad Angkaya 17 days ago

    Lots of filipinos right

  • Nendra Cung
    Nendra Cung 17 days ago

    Wajah2 pasrah

  • David Mazzini
    David Mazzini 18 days ago

    So what did they determine was wrong with the Aircraft?

  • Pro MIggy
    Pro MIggy 18 days ago

    Sometimes i really feel, better get died in the sky during heavy turbulence. I purposely book flight in bad weather seasons. But, i knw no matter how severe it is, from last 40 years of aviation history not a single plane crashed because of turbulence. Death is only way, it is relief no need to think of anything. Such fake modern life.

  • Mary Rose Moreno
    Mary Rose Moreno 18 days ago

    Please pray for Lion air 737 🙏🙏

  • Seba32 ,
    Seba32 , 18 days ago

    If the pilot said that we have to land in the middle of Pacific ocean, i probably get my pants dirty...

  • Tu Madre
    Tu Madre 18 days ago

    im so glad everyone was okay

  • Neuza Faria
    Neuza Faria 18 days ago

    My father experienced two emergency landings and he is still gladly flying. These episodes are rare and for the vast majority of times manageable. Pilots and flight attendants are extremely well prepared, but prevention is key.

  • saejules777
    saejules777 18 days ago

    Holy crap. I would have passed out 😂

  • Vanilli
    Vanilli 18 days ago

    I love Cathay Pacific

  • Christopher Dones
    Christopher Dones 19 days ago

    No joke I would’ve shit my pants 💩👖

  • Achilles E
    Achilles E 19 days ago

    Thank God for showing mercy🙏

  • Evan Krouse
    Evan Krouse 19 days ago

    I’d be shitting a brick

  • Jay douglas
    Jay douglas 19 days ago

    Rofl hardly an emergency after all

  • Adid10 M
    Adid10 M 19 days ago

    RIP Lion Air JT610 :(

  • William Sutton
    William Sutton 19 days ago

    This is why my fat ass stays on the ground.

    Koki SHIMAMURA 19 days ago

    Hey bro how was the plane crash

  • Hasty Utami
    Hasty Utami 19 days ago

    Thank God, everyone was safe.
    I was worried while all the passanger seemed calm.

  • gma
    gma 20 days ago

    I'm curious now. why plane was preparing to land in the water? d you know?

  • ursinodepeluche
    ursinodepeluche 20 days ago

    Wow, there might exist just a few footages like this one. The passengers remained remarkably calm.

  • Yl sl
    Yl sl 22 days ago

    Нихуя не понял,но очень интересно

  • Dane Ashley
    Dane Ashley 22 days ago

    Stewardess needs to calm down a little more.

  • Michael Shaw
    Michael Shaw 23 days ago

    Well as long as everyone is ok

  • Tyler Games
    Tyler Games 24 days ago

    If I were you I'd say RUNNNN EVACUATE at the exact point of landing

  • Matt Sterling
    Matt Sterling 24 days ago

    Can't believe you could film something like this. I'd be freaking out with anxiety so bad that I couldn't concentrate on anyhting.

  • K . J . Mudge
    K . J . Mudge 25 days ago

    Wow terrifying I would have been packing death through fear this guy is so brave even though he looked concerned he kept his cool .

  • Creeper苦力怕
    Creeper苦力怕 26 days ago


  • Total Noob
    Total Noob 28 days ago

    Just remember.....When the plane is going to crash the oxygen mask's are dropped.....they are to keep you from panicking and to keep you in your seat....they serve no other purpose. Please enjoy your next flight :)

  • dazhibernian
    dazhibernian 28 days ago +1

    At least it wasn't a lava landing.

  • gianni arnoldons
    gianni arnoldons 28 days ago

    Oh being having pilots on my family, and havin travelled lots overseas, with experiences of serious turbulence, this was nothing special.

  • gianni arnoldons
    gianni arnoldons 28 days ago

    These are the kind of instah addicts, no lifes that would film somebody dyin... what an idiot..

  • Greg Schulz
    Greg Schulz 29 days ago +1

    Crazy situation 👀

  • Jannatul Mauwa
    Jannatul Mauwa 29 days ago

    What dan

  • Martha A
    Martha A Month ago

    Omg.. I would be so scared..I would poop in my pants.. lol..

  • The Sun Dog
    The Sun Dog Month ago

    Emergency water ditch? Because of smoke detectors?

  • MultiFuzzyhead
    MultiFuzzyhead Month ago

    I would have needed clean underpants

  • patryk Dutkiewicz
    patryk Dutkiewicz Month ago

    What is this for a plane?

  • Bugler55
    Bugler55 Month ago

    Lol@ doing an emergency landing.... has earbuds in..... npcs man lol.

  • Fatemah Alshamaa
    Fatemah Alshamaa Month ago

    That’s real ? How he’s complete the video??

  • Игорь Максим

    Cool to sou 🤔😢😢😢😭😭😭😭 no sou Kill

  • Chew Chewy
    Chew Chewy Month ago

    How the fuck is everyone so chill?

  • TubeYou
    TubeYou Month ago

    Shitty Chinese airlines

  • snap fps
    snap fps Month ago +1

    If I would be on the toilet at that moment, I would have shit the whole toilet full of my poop until you cant even push the freaking thing anymore

  • Caroline Ellis
    Caroline Ellis Month ago

    Great result....god bless you.x

  • nie ha ajjah
    nie ha ajjah Month ago

    OMG 😢😢😢😢😢

  • GJL777
    GJL777 Month ago

    I’m surprised the passengers seem relatively calm!?

  • Meu Mundinho SZ
    Meu Mundinho SZ Month ago

    Why am i watching this a day before i take a plane ? ;-; (yap im brazilian dont judge me)

  • Meu Mundinho SZ
    Meu Mundinho SZ Month ago

    Him: oh ok nobody will die
    then i just scream until we all are safe in our homes YAY

  • Wenny Chen
    Wenny Chen Month ago

    I must be so nervous if that happen to me🙃

  • zhao zhun li
    zhao zhun li Month ago


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    YoloKid59 ROBLOX Month ago


  • Ayesha Nurjahan
    Ayesha Nurjahan Month ago

    I was thinking why you do video on the plane while you know it is going to be something

  • Erich Weiler
    Erich Weiler Month ago

    Who is the guy who thought to himself, "we have to put those yellow life vests on? LET ME GET MY PHONE OUT AND RECORD THIS SHIT.." ???

  • Planez ,liftz and carz

    What airplane is that