A Qantas 747-400 made an emergency landing in Manila, Philippines today after a large bang was heard in the cabin and it decompressed. The plane made a rapid decent from 29,000 feet to 10,000 feet. 

Upon landing, it became clear that there was a hole in the side of the plane about 7.5′ by 9′. 

One thing that many passengers commented on was how calm and professional the flight crew remained after the incident occurred. 

MSNBC.com also has an amateur video of inside the cabin at the time of the incident. It amazing watching it and seeing how calm everyone is, not only after having to use the oxygen masks, but also after rapidly descending 19,000 feet. 

Cheers to the pilot and co-pilot for being able to land this plane safely where so far there have not even been any injuries reported. 

Source: NYTimes.com Image: MSNBC.com Video: MSNBC.com

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