Watch emergency Landing Filmed by Passenger! A British passenger Ethan Williams on the Cathay Pacific flight filmed the scary moments when his flight was forced to make an emergency landing. He was on board Cathay Pacific flight CX844 from Hong Kong to Los Angeles when cabin crew instructed passengers to put their life jackets on.  The plane eventually landed on a military base in the Aleutian Island near Alaska. Cathay Pacific confirmed that an equipment cooling fan failed, and that smoke had filled the cockpit. The passengers were eventually flown in the same plane to Anchorage and then on to Los Angeles. Smoke was detected around the cockpit area, prompting the captain of Flight CX884 to divert to Eareckson Air Station on Alaska's Shemya Island, the airline said. Watch Hawaii plane crash caught on tape by passenger!