Delta passengers share nightmarish reports of plane plunging 30,000 feet in 7 minutes

Nicole Lyn Pesce
Delta passengers share nightmarish reports of plane plunging 30,000 feet in 7 minutes

Passengers aboard Delta (DAL) flight 2353 shared terrifying firsthand accounts of their plane plummeting almost 30,000 feet in about seven minutes on Wednesday. The midair emergency came halfway through the trip from Atlanta to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., when the pilots had to make a “controlled descent” from 39,000 feet to 10,000 feet following a “cabin pressurization irregularity,” Delta representative Drake Castaneda told the New York Post. The plane was then diverted to Tampa, Fla., “out of an abundance of caution” and landed without further incident.