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Passengers aboard a Delta flight traveling from Atlanta to Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday feared they were headed for disaster as their plane plunged nearly 30,000 feet in less than seven minutes before making an emergency landing in Tampa.
Brandon Tomlinson, who was on the flight with his 1-year-old son and his mother, spoke with BuzzFeed News about his experience.
“All of a sudden the oxygen masks dropped out and you started hearing this real howling sound, which I think was the engine because the pilot was diving to get below,” he said. “It was like a roller coaster as we were going down. And you can see in the actual flight attendants’ eyes that this was real, this wasn’t something to mess around with.”
Tomlinson said he put his oxygen mask on, then his son’s, and then had to help his mom calm down as other passengers were crying.
“We all sort of thought this is how it’s going to end,” he said.
Surprisingly enough, video of the incident reveals the majority of passengers were relatively calm throughout the ordeal.
Delta Air Lines spokesperson Anthony Black told BuzzFeed News that the pilots decided to initiate a controlled rapid descent after being alerted to a “possible issue with the aircraft depressurization.”
“As a precautionary measure, the crew elected to rapidly descend from 39,000 to 10,000 feet,” Black said. “The goal was to basically get to an altitude where people don’t have to wear masks on the aircraft, and it also reduces the issue of depressurization.”
Of course, oxygen masks were likely still needed due to the number of passengers who defecated in their shorts during the ordeal.
Hammer and Nigel have more on this story in today’s edition of “Is This Anything?” Plus the story of a passenger on an American Airlines flight this week who popped a blister on her foot and sprayed blood everywhere.
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