CRJboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 92 posts, RR: 1 Posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 10910 times:
hey y'all.... today I was the flight attendant on America West Express (Mesa Airlines) flight from PHX to MSP. (Yeah, it sucks for 3 hours in sucha small plane) Anyways... I was done serivng drinks and we were throwing the trash when all of a sudden the plane starts vibrating and we hear the gnines like choking, then we drop...then we stabilize..then we drop...i walk to the back and we go on this huge drop and i fell to the floor...i held on to a passengers armbreast...then we stabilized i called the flight deck and he said "we lost air speed stanby in the back" and the plane kept choking and vibrating... then after a few minutes we kept dropping and stabilizing...we were cruising at FLT370 now the captain called me back and said "we are at FLT330...all stabilized..." and that was it...HOLY HELL...i was scare.d.the other flight attendant freaked out and i told her..."please keep calm for me and for the passengers...(i was all smiles and laughing bc i didnt wanan dcare the passengers...everyone was asking and i said..we jsut hit some turbulence over the rockies.. and they just didnt ask anything else... but while we were dropping and stabilizing i was preparing myself and the other f/a for an emergency landing or whatever...we were also kinda rolling to the left a bit while the engines were choking...it was horrible feeling...anyways i just wanted to tell you my story of today...im still in uniform i wanted to come tell you all right away...gotta go shower...any comments are appreciated!
Type-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4731 posts, RR: 20 Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 10482 times:
From your description it sounds like the plane wasn't trimmed properly and the engines had a mild case of compressor stall.
What is really bizarre is that this happened enroute. Everthing should have been on automatic (auto-pilot, etc.) unless the pilots were playing around with the engines and aircraft pitch. This is highly unlikely.
I think that this was more likely a case of chop (turbulence) than aircraft performance issues. But why the engines were "choking" is beyond me. Did you ask the Captain what happened when they landed?
CRJboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 92 posts, RR: 1 Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 10250 times:
hey..i served up a storm of alcoho...im 19...i just cant open the drinks...but i can sell them and all...but i cant open it... and mesa doesnt have a license to serve liquor on the ground...but im 19 and i love my job...its the job of my dreams...we can talk about mesa..but hey...its a start..hehe..but yeah today was horrible...oh and by the way the a/c was 909FJ
767Lover From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 10199 times:
Good for you for trying to act casual in front of the passengers. A few years ago I had a terrible fear of flying (I didn't let it stop me from traveling, but I worried) and whenever something out of the ordinary happened, I would look at the FAs for their reaction and if they didn't look worried, I felt okay!
CRJboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 92 posts, RR: 1 Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 10173 times:
I told the other flight attendant to make her feel better...I was like "girl just get ready and look cute for the firemen and paramedics" and she laughed, and I pulled out my manual and rpepared her...who was 3 years senior to me for the emergency she had never had...we did our 60 second review...emergency exits, commands...etc. I did it all and explained to her what we were going to do. i was sh*tting bricks, but someone had to be in charge in the passenger compartment at least and remain calm for the 86 souls we had on board. We were ready for anything and I was very calm. Now I am all jittery. LOL But honestly this experince has changed my lfie and i take everything from now on more seriously, and I can jsut say that this experince has changed my lfie for the good, and I still LOVE MY JOB. and I wouldnt trade it for the world Except maybe work for B6..haha
Skyway1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 20, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 10068 times:
We had a flight a few months back that encountered severe weather enroute. The crew believed the aircraft was struck by lightning, which probably was the case because the radar onboard was fried(took a huge delay going back waiting for a maintenance tech to arrive on the next flight). The flight was so bumpy 5 people onboard were vomiting the whole flight. One passeneger spent most of the flight in the lav because she was so sick(two days later when he flew back out she was still very woosy). The flight crew told me it was so bumpy the negative g's were making the oil pressure lights come on in the cockpit. Thank GOD I wasn't on the flight!
Freshlove1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 21, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 10014 times:
Hey if Johnny O dosent like this kind of stuff posted on the internet then have him give me a call and we will talk. I support any of our employees that decide to share an expierence, good or bad, with us. Good thing it all turned out ok.
Av8rPHX From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 713 posts, RR: 9 Reply 23, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 9860 times:
"girl just get ready and look cute for the firemen and paramedics"
How come whenever I show up on an emergency scene the women never look cute for me???
Just a side note, I was working the MSP flight for a few minutes this morning. I am always suprised how full the MSP runs are lately, considering when I usually head back home (MSP area) the flights are usually empty.