Australia airline flight has emergency; drops over 10,000 feet mid-flight

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Perth, Australia (APTN / CHANNEL 7/ CHANNEL 9/ CBS Newspath) -- Passengers on an Indonesia AirAsia flight to the holiday island of Bali described a panicked flight crew announcing an emergency and oxygen masks dropping from the ceiling before the airliner turned back to the Australian city of Perth.

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The reason for the emergency wasn't immediately clear.

Flight QZ535 returned safely on Sunday to Perth Airport where many of the 145 passengers spoke to media about the fear and confusion on board.

The budget Indonesian airline said in a statement engineers were examining the plane at Perth.

The plane was in the air for more than an hour.