Delta Air Lines Boeing 767 loses cabin pressure: quick descent and diversion to Tampa, U.S.

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On 18 September, a Delta Air Lines Boeing 767-300 (reg. N1608) operated domestic flight DL2353 between Atlanta and Fort Lauderdale, United States. En-route, at 39,000 feet, the crew initiated an emergency descent to 10,000 feet: the cabin of the aircraft lost pressurisation, hence the quick move to descent to lower altitudes. The crew decided to divert to Tampa where the aircraft safely landed.

One passenger tweeted: “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.”

Tiffany O. Sawyer added: “@Delta so this hasn’t happened before but your #2353 flight crew from ATL to FLL (now Tampa) was awesome@keeping people calm. Now I know the bag doesn’t really inflate…

 

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