American Airways Aircraft Drops 15,000 Toes In 3 Minutes: ‘It Was Terrifying’

An American Airways flight dropped over 15,000 toes In three minutes on Thursday, in response to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Flight 5916, headed from Charlotte, North Carolina to Gainesville, Florida, “landed safely at Gainesville Regional Airport in Florida round 4:55 p.m. native time,” the FAA stated in a press release, noting that “the crew reported a doable pressurization problem.”

“One thing failed midflight and depressurized the cabin,” passenger and College of Florida professor Harrison Hove, wrote on Twitter (now generally known as X). “The burning scent can apparently be attributed to utilizing the oxygen canisters. The wing flaps got here out to instantly decrease our altitude so there can be extra oxygen. It was terrifying however turned out okay.”

Harrison advised WBTV the burning scent is what perpetuated his concern. “That’s once I get actually nervous,” he stated, including “These preliminary moments had been actually scary, actually freaky, as a result of your thoughts wanders and you’ve got a void of data.”

The flight plunged virtually 20,000 toes in 11 minutes, as proven by knowledge from FlightAware. The descent started 39 minutes after takeoff, lasting 2 hours and eight minutes in complete, in response to the flight information, which confirmed probably the most drastic drop occurring on the 42-minute mark and continued for six minutes. The flight misplaced 18,600 toes of altitude.

“I’ve flown lots. This was scary,” Harrison wrote in one other Tweet. “Kudos to our superb flight crew- cabin employees and pilots on @AmericanAir 5916. The pictures can’t seize the burning scent, loud bang or ear pops. Good to be on the bottom.”

An American Airways spokesperson advised FOX Enterprise that the aircraft “safely descended to a decrease altitude” after receiving a report of the “doable pressurization problem.”

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“We apologize to our prospects for any inconvenience and thank our crew for his or her professionalism,” the spokesperson stated.

The FAA will examine, in response to the discharge.

American Airways didn’t instantly reply to PEOPLE’s request for remark.

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