A United Airlines flight from Newark to Rome took a terrifying turn Wednesday when the plane plunged more than 28,000 feet in just 10 minutes and was forced to reverse course back to the New Jersey airport.
United Airlines Flight 510 never arrived in Rome after the Boeing 777 experienced a problem with cabin pressurization, forcing the plane to descend rapidly and the pilot to turn the plane carrying 270 passengers and 14 crew members. the crew, a spokesperson told The Post.
The plane took off from Newark Liberty International Airport at 8:37 p.m. and landed back at the airport at 12:27 a.m. instead of its intended destination, Rome-Fiumicino International Airport, according to flight tracker FlightAware.
The plane returned to Newark “to address a possible loss of cabin pressure,” a United Airlines spokesperson said in a statement.
“The flight landed safely and there was never a loss of cabin pressure,” the spokesperson said.
United Airlines Flight 510 took off from Newark Liberty International Airport at 8:37 pm Wednesday bound for Rome, Italy. Fox News
The plane fell more than 28,000 feet in just 10 minutes before landing safely in Newark.REUTERS
The Federal Aviation Administration also said the plane experienced a “pressurization issue,” forcing it to reverse course.
But before the change, the plane fell about 28,000 feet in just 10 minutes, according to data from FlightAware.
The Italy-bound travelers finally reached their destination when they disembarked from the Boeing 777 and were transferred to another plane, United Airlines said.