In an intimidating mid-air nightmare, United Airlines’ Rome-bound flight returned in less than an hour since departure and plummeted rapidly followinf likely loss of cabin pressure. According to the data provided by the tracking service FlightAware, the Boeing 777 aircraft plummeted from 37,000 feet to less than 9,000 feet in eight minutes.The flight had 270 passengers and 14 crew members, according to the airline.
According to the airline, the flight has returned to Newark, New Jersey, and landed safely early Thursday morning.
The airline in its statement mentioned that despite the fact that there was no evident loss of pressure and passengers’ oxygen masks did not drop, the pilots are still certain about the cabin pressure.
Pilots are trained to respond to a loss of cabin pressure by descending to an altitude that is low enough for people on board to breathe without oxygen masks.
United said it found another plane, which left Newark around 3:30 a.m. and reached Rome after 5 p.m. local time, about six hours later than the originally scheduled arrival time.