An American Airways airplane headed to Florida dropped over 15,000 toes in a matter of three minutes, flight information point out.
American Airways Flight 5916 on Thursday took off from Charlotte, North Carolina, and was headed to Gainesville, Florida, when crew members on the airplane reported a doable pressurization difficulty, a spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration advised FOX 35.
The airplane went on to land at Gainesville Regional Airport simply earlier than 5 p.m.
One passenger, College of Florida Professor Harrison Hove, wrote on social media that the incident was “terrifying.”
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“I’ve flown lots. This was scary,” Hove mentioned. “Kudos to our wonderful flight crew-cabin workers and pilots on American Air 5916. The images can’t seize the burning odor, loud bang or ear pops.”
Flightaware knowledge exhibits that the flight dropped nearly 20,000 toes inside an 11-minute span.
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43 minutes into the flight, the airplane dropped 18,600 toes inside a matter of six minutes.
“One thing failed midflight and depressurized the cabin,” Hove wrote on X, previously often known as Twitter.
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“The burning odor can apparently be attributed to utilizing the oxygen canisters. The wing flaps got here out to right away decrease our altitude so there can be extra oxygen. It was terrifying however turned out okay.”
In an announcement, an American Airways spokesperson advised FOX Enterprise that the sudden drop in altitude was on account of a pressurization difficulty.
“American Eagle flight 5916, operated by Piedmont Airways, from Charlotte (CLT) to Gainesville, Florida (GNV) landed safely in GNV on Thursday, August 10. Whereas inflight, the crew acquired a sign of a doable pressurization difficulty and instantly and safely descended to a decrease altitude. We apologize to our prospects for any inconvenience and thank our workforce for his or her professionalism,” the spokesperson mentioned.