Delta passengers on a flight from Atlanta to Fort Lauderdale had been so terrified when their aircraft instantly dropped nearly 30,000 feet that they started texting relations to inform them they cherished them.
Flight 2352 was cruising alongside, on its approach to Florida, when the plane dramatically descended from an altitude of 39,000 feet to 10,000 feet in underneath seven minutes, WSB-TV reports.
Those on board the flight have been talking in regards to the frantic environment as the jet plunged and so they started to worry the worst.
“Out of nowhere, I felt what felt like a sort of a rapid descent,” Harris DeWoskin informed the Atlanta information outlet. “We began dropping in altitude after which the oxygen masks dropped from the high of the aircraft, chaos kind of ensued amongst the passengers.”
“Initially, it was kind of a panic there wasn’t actually any forewarning. The oxygen masks dropped down then one of many flight attendants, I imagine, grabbed the intercom and was simply repeating over the intercom stating ‘don’t panic, don’t panic,’ however, clearly, it’s a busy second. So, the passengers round me, lots of people, had been sort of hyperventilating respiratory actually onerous,” he stated.
Other passengers echoed the feedback, whereas additionally sharing pictures of the ordeal on Twitter. One man, recognized as JT, stated he was so terrified that he messaged household members to inform them he cherished them. “Flight 2353 God Bless the Captain and crew,” he stated.
A Delta spokesperson apologized to the passengers and stated the plane skilled a cabin stress problem which prompted the pilots to quickly descend to a safer altitude “out of an abundance of caution.” The plane is grounded at Tampa International Airport forward of being evaluated by upkeep technicians.