Jetstar passengers ‘distressed and vomiting’ after pilots suddenly pull out of a landing

Jetstar passengers were ‘distressed and vomiting’ after pilots were forced to suddenly pull out of a landing in rough weather

  • Pilots performed a ‘go-around’ on flight JQ263 into Wellington on Tuesday night 
  • One traveler said many fellow passengers were left ‘distressed and vomiting’ 
  • Jetstar said the move was routine and passengers were not in any danger 

Passengers on board a Jetstar flight were ‘distressed and vomiting’ after pilots pulled out from a landing as the plane approached the runway. 

Frequent flier Graham Vaughan-Jones said flight JQ263 from Auckland went through a ‘very rough’ descent into Wellington Airport on Tuesday night.

He said passengers were so distressed they vomited after the pilots canceled their approach and accelerated past the runway to circle around for a second attempt. 

Jetstar flight JQ263 from Auckland to Wellington performed a ‘go-around’ on Tuesday leaving many passengers shaken (stock image) 

‘I had a young woman alongside me who was very distressed [and] said she was going to faint. So I tried to talk her through it saying… I was sure that the pilots were on top of it,’ Mr Vaughan-Jones told Stuff

With decades of air travel travel behind him, he found the experience ‘entertaining’ and thought the pilots and flight crew handled themselves well. 

Mr Vaughan-Jones said after the plane landed on the second try, the passengers burst into ‘sustained clapping’. 

‘I thought they handled it really, really well. I said to the in-flight staff who were standing there [on disembarking] ’10 out of 10’, and they said ‘well, you better convey that to the people up front’,’ he said.

Jetstar said the procedure was a routine ‘go-around’ in which the pilot pulls out from the landing if they feel safety conditions for the runway are not met. 

One experienced air traveler said he found the experience entertaining though others on the plane vomited (stock image)

One experienced air traveler said he found the experience entertaining though others on the plane vomited (stock image) 

In this case the pilot made the decision because of a ‘large gust of wind’ as the plane descended. 

‘The flight subsequently landed normally at Wellington Airport, 10 minutes after its planned schedule,’ Jetstar said.

‘Our pilots are comprehensively trained to operate in these types of weather conditions, and performing go-arounds is a normal procedure that pilots may elect to use during any approach.’ 

According to Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority, about 800 go-arounds are performed in the country each year – averaging about two per day. 

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It wasn’t me! Cute toddler fails to hide guilt after his father catches him ripping up toilet paper

It wasn’t me! Cute toddler fails to hide his guilt after his father catches him ripping up toilet paper – and running away

  • Father has filmed the moment he caught his toddler ripping toilet paper up
  • The little boy fails to hide his guilt before he attempts to flee the scene
  • Mr Tindall who filmed his son said ‘we caught the toilet paper bandit today’ 
  • They both laugh hysterically as Mr Tindall chases the toilet paper down the hall

A cute toddler has failed to hide his guilt after ripping up toilet paper from his family’s bathroom. 

Thomas Tindall shot the video at their Morningside home in Brisbane in April when he caught his son, Tommy, destroying the toilet paper. 

In the short clip, Mr Tindall is heard shouting ‘hey! What are you doing!’

Mr Tindall said he ‘lost it’ when his son looked up guiltily after being caught

Tommy then turned and fled the scene with his father in hot pursuit

Tommy then turned and fled the scene with his father in hot pursuit

Tommy then fails to hide his guilt as he looks at his father for a second before running off. 

‘Get back here, get back here!,’ Mr Tindall laughs as he chases Tommy down the hallway.

‘What have you done?’ Mr Tindall said as he inspected the mess.

The footage continues to show the extend of the mess left behind the by the ‘toilet paper bandit’. 

Mr Tindall said they caught Tommy in the act saying he ‘lost it’ when he saw Tommy’s face.

‘So, we caught a little toilet paper bandit today. I literally lost it when he made that face after getting busted,’ he told Newsflare.

The toilet paper bandit left a huge mess as he ripped the toilet paper to shreds

The toilet paper bandit left a huge mess as he ripped the toilet paper to shreds

Tommy quickly threw the toilet paper away before sprinting down the hallway

Tommy quickly threw the toilet paper away before sprinting down the hallway 

Mr Tindall laughed hysterically as he chased Tommy down the hall

Mr Tindall laughed hysterically as he chased Tommy down the hall

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Qantas plane are forced to make an emergency landing at Brisbane Airport 

Pilots at the helm of a packed Qantas plane are forced to make an emergency landing at Brisbane Airport

A Qantas passenger plane has been forced to make an emergency landing at Brisbane Airport after a problem was reported with the aircraft’s landing gear.

The Qantas Dash-8 plane carrying 64 passengers and travelling from Newcastle asked to be given a priority landing about 9.26am on Thursday.

The pilots received a warning light in their cockpit telling them there was a ‘potential issue’ with the landing gear, a Qantas spokeswoman said. 

There have been no reported injuries from the plane – which had to be towed back to the terminal.

A Qantas Dash-8 flight has been forced to make an emergency landing at Brisbane Airport on Thursday (pictured stock image of a Dash-8 plane)

The pilots are understood to have eventually successfully deployed the landing gear, the Courier-Mail reported.

Qantas said standard procedure was followed by pilots throughout.

The airline said the plane made a ‘priority landing after receiving an indication light in the cockpit about a potential issue with the landing gear’.

‘The pilots followed standard procedures and required checklists for this type of event. The flight landed safely at Brisbane Airport,’ the spokeswoman said.

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Fire chiefs warn teenagers against risking getting trapped in toddlers’ park swings

Fire chiefs warn teenagers against risking getting trapped in toddlers’ park swings for TikTok challenge after a rash of 12 rescues in a month in London

  • London Fire Brigade warned teenagers against against a TikTok phenomenon
  • The social media craze sees teenagers forcing themselves into toddlers’ swings
  • Figures show the fire brigade attended 21 instances of people stuck this year

Firefighters have warned teenagers against a TikTok phenomenon which sees them forcing themselves into toddlers’ park swings and getting stuck.

The London Fire Brigade urged teenagers ‘in their quest for TikTok fame’ to ‘think twice’ before taking part in the challenge and ‘wasting the time of emergency services’ following a rise in cases across the UK.

The phenomenon initially started last year but firefighters have noticed the social media craze sweeping across UK once again in recent weeks. 

Figures show the London Fire Brigade attended 21 instances of people stuck in park swings this year, with 12 of this year’s incidents taking place last month.

Last year firefighters also assisted in the rescue of 52 people stuck in swings and in 2019 there were 32 such incidents. 

The latest warning comes just weeks after firefighters from Ruislip Fire Station’s Green Watch were called to rescue a 14-year-old after she became stuck on a toddler swing in Ruislip on May 1.

The London Fire Brigade said members from Ruislip Fire Station’s Green Watch were called to rescue a 14-year-old after she became stuck on a swing in Ruislip on May 1

During their rescue, crew members were forced to dismantle the swing and then use pressure to expand it around where the girl was stuck in order to rescue her.    

The Brigade’s Assistant Commissioner for Fire Stations, Jane Philpott, said: ‘Our firefighters attend a wide variety of challenging incidents and far be it from us to judge the precarious positions some people find themselves in.

‘But in their quest for TikTok fame, people have been potentially diverting our crews from more serious incidents and that isn’t something we want to see.

‘Each job our firefighters do attend takes time and we are hoping to prevent further call outs to such incidents by issuing this warning.

‘We would ask people to please just think twice before taking part in this challenge – think of the injuries you could cause yourself, the damage to the swings which have to be cut apart and most of all the fact you’re tying up resources which could be needed for a genuine emergency.

 ‘It might be a fun story for your friends, but wasting the time of emergency services is serious.

The fire brigade warned teenagers against the TikTok phenomenon following a rise in cases across the UK

The fire brigade warned teenagers against the TikTok phenomenon following a rise in cases across the UK

During their latest rescue attempt, firefighters said they were forced to dismantle the swing

During their latest rescue attempt, firefighters said they were forced to dismantle the swing

The scenes come nearly a year after a 14-year-old girl had to be rescued by firefighters after she got stuck in a baby swing while making a video for TikTok. 

Layani Maclean had to be rescued by the emergency services after she became  trapped in the swing in Faringdon, Oxfordshire. 

The teenager had been in the park taking turns with friends to get into the swing, meant for children between six months and four years old. 

Upon their arrival, the firefighters had to unscrew the swing’s chains and try to ease the swing down from the teenager’s waist.

They then poured washing up liquid onto her legs and the swing until it eventually managing to free the teenager.

Afterwards, the teenager’s mother Charlie said: ‘It was a really bizarre situation to walk into.

‘When my neighbour called to tell me I just started laughing, but when I arrived it was clear it was a bit more serious than I initially thought.

Layani Maclean had to be rescued by the emergency services last year after she became trapped in the swing in Faringdon, Oxfordshire

Layani Maclean had to be rescued by the emergency services last year after she became trapped in the swing in Faringdon, Oxfordshire

‘My daughter was really embarrassed when we had to call the firefighters, but when they arrived they were amazing.

‘They did a great job, whilst cracking all the possible swing jokes they could think of.

‘This definitely wasn’t the first job they’d been to like that and they assured both me and my daughter that it wouldn’t be their last.

‘We’re in the middle of baking them a cake now to say thank you.’ 

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Hilarious moment galah flies into woman’s car in Macdonnell, Northern Territory

Incredible moment a plucky galah called Gilly flies into a mum’s car to follow her to work – and even hangs on for the drive back home

  • Amber from Northern Territory shared a video of a bold galah riding on her car
  • She said she was on her way to work when the bird appeared on her windowsill
  • In the hilarious footage the galah refuses to go home and clings on for the drive 

A very friendly galah has been filmed flying into an Australian woman’s car in a hilarious attempt to go to work with her. 

Amber, from Macdonnell in the Northern Territory, was on her way to work this week with her young child when the bird named ‘Gilly’ stopped by to perch on her window.

The galah is heard asking the mother ‘what are you doing?’ before she tells the bird she’s on her way to the office – but Gilly refuses to leave her side.

In the incredible footage, Amber is then seen driving off with Gilly, clearly familiar with the family, still clinging onto the car window.

Amber, from Macdonnell in the Northern Territory, was on her way to work this week with her young child when the bird named ‘Gilly’ stopped by to perch on her windowsill

‘Guys I drove off and Gilly is still on the car!’ she says as she breaks out into a fit of laughter.

‘Gilly get off!’.

The galah then manages to make its way inside the car to sit on Amber’s head rest as she begrudgingly turns around and drops the bird back home.

Galahs are native to Australia and can be kept as pets without a licence.

They can learn to mimic human’s speech and talk to their owners.

It’s illegal to catch galahs in the wild but those who own them are urged to house them in a large aviary.

Galahs are also known to be very social birds that require a lot of attention. 

The galah is seen sitting on the window of the car as its owner drives off to work

Eventually the bird makes its way into the car as its owner

The galah then manages to make its way inside the car to sit on Amber’s head rest as she begrudgingly turns around and drops the bird back home

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Moment a Minneapolis TV meteorologist can’t stop laughing after a technical glitch

TV meteorologist can’t stop laughing over technical glitch that creates army of clones

  • FOX 9 meteorologist Jennifer McDermed was in the middle of delivering a forecast when suddenly the map behind her got blurry and she was multiplied
  • ‘Oh that is funky! What is going on?’ McDermed said as she realized the what was happening. ‘I don’t really know what’s going on!’
  • McDermed eventually has a fun with it and leads a ‘train’ of multiple versions of herself across the screen, while her co-anchors laugh off camera
  • ‘It gave me a headache! Too many of me. I can’t even handle myself, let alone 10 of me,’ McDermed said laughing

A Minneapolis TV meteorologist cracked up live on-air as a technical glitch caused her to multiply on the green screen.

FOX 9 meteorologist Jennifer McDermed was in the middle of delivering a forecast on Tuesday when suddenly the map behind her got blurry and multiple, swirly versions of her appeared, catching her off guard.

‘Oh that is funky! What is going on?’ McDermed said as she realized the what was happening. ‘I don’t really know what’s going on!’ 

McDermed then broke into a fit of giggles and began to awkwardly dance as the multiple versions of herself followed. 

‘Do you want one Jennifer, two Jennifer’s, or three?’ she joked. 

FOX 9 meteorologist Jennifer McDermed (pictured) was confused when multiple versions of her appeared on the green screen behind her during a live forecast

FOX 9 meteorologist Jennifer McDermed (pictured)  broke into a fit of giggles during the green screen blunder

FOX 9 meteorologist Jennifer McDermed (pictured)  broke into a fit of giggles during the green screen blunder 

FOX 9 meteorologist Jennifer McDermed (pictured) has a fun with a technical difficulty and leads a 'train' of multiple versions of herself across the screen

FOX 9 meteorologist Jennifer McDermed (pictured) has a fun with a technical difficulty and leads a ‘train’ of multiple versions of herself across the screen

McDermed eventually has a fun with it and leads a ‘train’ of multiple versions of herself across the screen, each version of herself larger than the last, while her co-anchors laugh off camera. 

The technical difficulties were resolved but McDermed could not contain her laughter throughout the remainder of the forecast. 

Eventually McDermed was able to push through and finish the forecast, apologizing for the ‘funhouse’-like technical error. 

‘It gave me a headache! Too many of me. I can’t even handle myself, let alone 10 of me,’ McDermed said laughing.  

‘Whatever button you pushed, don’t do it again,’  her FOX 9 anchor Randy Meier joked. 

FOX 9 News meteorologist Jennifer McDermed (pictured) was caught off guard during a Tuesday night forecast when the green screen experienced technical difficulties

FOX 9 News meteorologist Jennifer McDermed (pictured) was caught off guard during a Tuesday night forecast when the green screen experienced technical difficulties

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Vaccinated Australians may be able to go overseas with home quarantine

Vaccinated Australians may be able to go overseas and home quarantine when they return before the border full opens in mid-2022

Vaccinated Australians may be able to go overseas and home quarantine when they get back, according to plans being worked on by Scott Morrison.

The federal budget assumes Australia’s borders will not open until mid-2022, but the prime minister said there could be a chance for holidays before then.

He has tasked the medical experts with finding out if it’s safe to reduce hotel quarantine requirements for vaccinated Aussies. 

Vaccinated Australians may be able to go overseas and home quarantine when they get back, according to plans being worked on by Scott Morrison

‘I’ve been seeking to get support for Australians who are vaccinated would be able to travel overseas and return in some sort of modified quarantine arrangement,’ he told radio 2GB. 

‘I’ve been seeking that for some time, but that also has to be done safely. These are all of the options that we need to work practically on.’

Mr Morrison did not say if the ‘modified’ arrangement meant home quarantine or reduced hotel quarantine. 

‘Borders is just not a binary option of open one day, shut the next. There are various grades of that and that’s actually what the Budget assumes,’ he added. 

‘So that they need to be practical, they need to be safe, they need to ensure that we don’t put at risk the great gains that have been made.’

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‘Lad rapper’ Kerser blasts Triple J for playing his music after being ‘blacklisted’ for years

Australian rapper Kerser has blasted Triple J for playing his music after he was ‘blacklisted’ by the radio station for a decade. 

The 33-year-old, originally from Campbelltown in Sydney’s west, helped mould the city’s eshay culture with rap music on personal stories.

Kerser, who released his debut album in 2011, has long maintained he was banned from radio and shunned by the media – and his self-made success story came from ‘sheer determination’. 

He took to Facebook on Wednesday after he was told that Triple J, a radio station designated for alternative music, started to play his music.

Australian rapper Kerser has blasted Triple J for playing his music after he was ‘blacklisted’ by the radio station for years

‘Don’t  do that Triple J… Just don’t! We don’t service my music to you for a reason,’ he wrote.

‘You blacklisted me for years then try and jump on the bandwagon when the scene I helped mould starts popping, don’t jump on board now keep me blacklisted. 

‘F*** your playlists too, you can’t try block me blowing up then 10 years later realise i’m the man and jump on board.’

The rapper claimed the radio station tried to ‘f***’ his career.

‘Keep blocking me from the festivals, playlists and everything else you’ve done over the years to try f*** my career, it doesn’t affect me… don’t jump on the wagon now,’ he said.

He took to Facebook on Wednesday after he was told that Triple J, a radio station designated for alternative music, started to play his music

He took to Facebook on Wednesday after he was told that Triple J, a radio station designated for alternative music, started to play his music

Kerser also aired his frustrations with Triple J in an Instagram story (pictured)

Kerser also aired his frustrations with Triple J in an Instagram story (pictured)

‘It’s still F*** TRIPLE J … always will be.’

Kerser’s expletive-laden post has more than 12,000 likes and over two thousand comments. 

He also added a comment to the post: ‘Request week or not, I don’t want my music played at all, I feel violated lol.’

His rant comes amid Triple J’s ‘REQUESTIVAL’, where listeners can choose what is played on the airwaves.

Every song featured on the radio station from 6am to 9pm, Monday May 10 to Friday May 14, is programmed by a Triple J listener. 

The 33-year-old, originally from Campbelltown in Sydney's west, helped mould the city's eshay culture with rap music on personal stories

The 33-year-old, originally from Campbelltown in Sydney’s west, helped mould the city’s eshay culture with rap music on personal stories

His rant comes amid Triple J's 'REQUESTIVAL', where listeners can choose what is played on the airwaves. Every song played on the radio station from 6am to 9pm, Monday May 10 to Friday May 14, is programmed by a Triple J listener

His rant comes amid Triple J’s ‘REQUESTIVAL’, where listeners can choose what is played on the airwaves. Every song played on the radio station from 6am to 9pm, Monday May 10 to Friday May 14, is programmed by a Triple J listener

‘There’s no bad request this REQUESTIVAL, get creative and get around it!’ Triple J said.

Last year, the event featured everything from Tiesto’s ‘Adagio For Strings’, to John Williams’ ‘Duel Of The Fates’ and ‘Bring It All Back’ by S Club 7.  

Kerser’s biography on his website described the rapper as ‘outspoken, genuinely self-made, imprinted in the game’.

‘Initially banned from radio and shunned by media and industry alike, the Campbelltown-bred rapper refused to be ignored,’ the website reads. 

‘Reflecting on what the scene was like when he was on his way up, Kerser reminds, ”You had to get radioplay – a Triple J push – to make money back then… I was the first to show that you can do it via social media, really, and word of mouth”.

‘It was through sheer determination and self-belief that Kerser carved out his own niche and nurtured a fanbase that continues to expand, both locally and internationally.’

Kerser has long believed he was banned from radio and shunned by the media - and his self-made success story came from 'sheer determination'

Kerser has long believed he was banned from radio and shunned by the media – and his self-made success story came from ‘sheer determination’

Pair of foxes recreate John Lewis Christmas advert

Pair of foxes recreate John Lewis Christmas advert as they bounce around on family’s trampoline at night

  • A pair of foxes were filmed on a trampoline in a garden in Stratford, east London
  • The nocturnal animals triggered a Ring Stick Up Cam covering the garden 
  • Owner Hamza said his son now makes sure his trampoline is closed properly  

This is the heartwarming moment a pair of foxes enjoyed a nighttime bounce on a garden trampoline – just like in the 2016 John Lewis Christmas advert.

The footage was filmed in a back garden in Stratford, east London, on a Ring Stick Up Cam, which started recording after the foxes entered its field of view. 

Unlike the Christmas advert, the footage from east London did not include a squirrel, badger or hedgehog, who all join the foxes in the festive film.  

This is the moment a pair of foxes enjoyed themselves on a trampoline in Stratford, east London

The 2016 John Lewis Christmas advert featured a pair of foxes bouncing on a newly assembled trampoline

The 2016 John Lewis Christmas advert featured a pair of foxes bouncing on a newly assembled trampoline 

The foxes were filmed on a Ring Stick and Go camera which was covering the rear garden. When the cameras sensed movement they began filming

The foxes were filmed on a Ring Stick and Go camera which was covering the rear garden. When the cameras sensed movement they began filming 

The householder, Hamza, said he knew he had regular fox visitors to his home, but this was the first time he had seen them on the trampoline. 

Hamza said after the nocturnal visit, his son makes sure to close the trampoline’s entrance after use to stop the foxes returning.  

A spokesperson for Ring said: ‘While we created Ring with security in mind, we love it when homeowners share with us the different ways they use their Security Cameras and Video Doorbells to capture unique moments happening around their property. 

‘This video is a great example of how Ring devices can help give a new perspective on the wildlife that exists all around our homes.’

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Watch out for the spin cycle! Hilarious moment Pixie the dog is hypnotised by the washing machine 

Watch out for the spin cycle! Hilarious moment Pixie the puppy is hypnotised by the washing machine

  • Samantha Mcauley, 49, filmed her puppy Pixie watching the washing machine 
  • Ms Mcauley from Loftus, Cleveland picked up her phone and filmed the puppy 
  • She said she bred four-month-old Pixie and knows that ‘she is a proper character’

Forget keeping watch for cats and squirrels, this puppy can’t keep its eyes off the laundry spinning inside a washing machine.  

Pixie, a four-month-old whippet cross, was in danger of making herself dizzy as she followed the rotating drum with her head in hilarious footage. 

It was filmed by her owner Samantha Mcauley, 49, at their home in Loftus, Cleveland, on Sunday night.  

Pixie the four-month-old whippet cross puppy was transfixed by the washing machine at her owner Samantha Mcauley’s home in Loftus, Cleveland, on Sunday night 

Pixie followed the clothes around as the drum spun inside the washing machine

Pixie followed the clothes around as the drum spun inside the washing machine 

Pixie, pictured rear, was transfixed by the washing machine as it went through its cycles

Pixie, pictured rear, was transfixed by the washing machine as it went through its cycles

Ms Mcauley describes Pixie as a ‘proper character’ but added: ‘I have never seen her do this before.’ 

She had feared the puppy would lose interest in the washing machine before she had a chance to pick up her phone and film her. 

However, Ms Mcauley added: ‘But she kept going so I managed to film it. I thought it was hilarious.’ 

Ms Mcauley added: ‘I bred her so have had her from birth. She is a proper character.’  

Her footage has had more than 1,800 likes since she shared it on the Lurcher appreciation society Facebook page. 

One fan asked – tongue in cheek – whether there was a squirrel inside the washing machine. 

Others asked whether the dog’s favourite teddy was being washed. Many more said the footage was ‘adorable’ and the best thing they had seen all week.  

Ms Mcauley said she had bred Pixie so has known her since she was a pup

Ms Mcauley said she had bred Pixie so has known her since she was a pup 

Ms Mcauley's footage has been viewed more than 1,800 on a Lurcher appreciation forum

Ms Mcauley’s footage has been viewed more than 1,800 on a Lurcher appreciation forum 

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