Home / Business / Panic in the Sky: The Delta flight from Atlanta throws nearly 30,000 feet

Panic in the Sky: The Delta flight from Atlanta throws nearly 30,000 feet


1; A Delta flight full of passengers from Atlanta threw nearly 30,000 feet.

Passengers described panic as they grabbed oxygen masks aboard a Delta flight.

Pictures show the masks hanging from the roof during a rapid descent.

Flight Aware shows how Flight 2353 to Fort Lauderdale diverted to Tampa instead.

According to the website, the plane dropped from 39,000 feet to 10,000 in less than seven minutes.

"Air masks, the oxygen masks dropped from the top of the plane. Chaos kind of followed among the passengers," said passenger Harris Dewoskin.

Dewoskin snapped pictures during what he described as a panic on board.


"One of the flight attendants, I think, seized the intercom and was only repeatedly over the intercom where he says," Don't panic. panic, but obviously It's a hectic moment so the passengers around me a lot of people were kind of hyperventilating, breathing really hard, "Dewoskin said.

Another passenger said he was so scared of what happened, he told his family that he loved them and hugged his son.

"Life is fragile. It was a scary 60 to 90 seconds where we really didn't know what was happening. With 15,000 feet in the air, it's a scary moment of safety," Dewoskin said. Wednesday night, where the mechanic is working to find out what went wrong.

Some passengers booked other flights with other airlines to get to Fort Lauderdale.

Delta Air Lines said it apologizes to everyone for it the plane and said the plane moved to Tampa "with a lot of caution."