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Air Canada Flight Makes Emergency Landing In Toronto

01/29/2016 09:20 EST | Updated 01/29/2016 10:59 EST
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The Air Canada logo is seen on a rope at a check-in counter at Toronto Pearson International Airport in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Wednesday, July 3, 2013. Air Canada predicted further pressure on fares this year after its first-quarter yield dropped as competitors added seating and offered lower prices on some routes in North and South America. Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg via Getty Images

An Air Canada flight from New Jersey to Vancouver was diverted to Toronto on Friday evening, after the plane experienced a rapid drop in altitude.

According to passenger Milun Tesovic, the flight lost pressure at 36,000 feet and had to make a rapid descent to 10,000 feet. He posted a photo from the plane, showing oxygen masks hanging from overhead compartments.

Flight trackers show that AC549 was diverted to Toronto Pearson International Airport and landed safely shortly before 8 p.m. local time.

Air Canada said a pressurization problem with an air conditioning unit led to the incident.

BNO News reported that fire crews were on standby but there were no reports of injuries.

Tesovic later tweeted that the flight crew "did a great job," and that he boarded another plane to continue his journey to Vancouver.

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