United Airways planes are parked at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas, on March 25, 2020. (David J. Phillip/AP)
CHICAGO—A United Airways jet headed to Rome rotated lower than an hour into the flight and descended quickly after what the airline termed a sign of doable lack of cabin strain.
The airplane returned to Newark, New Jersey, and landed safely early Thursday morning, the airline stated.
United stated there was no lack of strain and passengers’ oxygen masks didn’t drop, however the pilots couldn’t make certain.
Information from monitoring service FlightAware confirmed that the Boeing 777 descended from 37,000 ft to lower than 9,000 ft in eight minutes.
Pilots are educated to answer a lack of cabin strain by descending to an altitude that’s low sufficient for folks on board to breathe with out oxygen masks.
The shortened flight had 270 passengers and 14 crew members, in accordance with the airline.
United stated it discovered one other airplane, which left Newark round 3:30 a.m. and reached Rome after 5 p.m. native time, about six hours later than the initially scheduled arrival time.
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