According to Flight Aware, a Delta flight full of passengers from Atlanta plunged nearly 30,000 feet.
Passengers described panic in Tweets as they grabbed for oxygen masks on board a Delta flight.
@Delta Flight 2353 God Bless the Captain and crew. Had an emergency midair from Atlanta to Fort Lauderdale. Oxygen masks deployed and we descended quickly and we're diverted to Tampa. I texted my wife and dad I loved them. Told my mom I love her and hugged my son. @wsvn @cbs12 pic.twitter.com/C9QcU9DbYV— J.T. (@BrutusOsceola) September 18, 2019
According to the website, the plane descended from 39,000 feet to 10,000 feet in fewer than seven minutes.
Delta flight from Atlanta plunges nearly 30,000 feet— Peach News Now (@now_peach) September 19, 2019
Flight Aware shows how Flight 2353 to Fort Lauderdale diverted to Tampa instead.
It is likely a cabin depressurizationhttps://t.co/mZPEYR3uRv pic.twitter.com/JeXqFRx8qh
The plane was diverted to Tampa International Airport Wednesday night, where mechanics were working to figure out what went wrong.