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.
AC549 landed normally YYZ w/o incident due to pressurization problem w/ AC unit. Arrangements made for customers to continue to YVR asap.— Air Canada (@AirCanada) January 30, 2016
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.
#AC549 want to note everyone seemed fine and the crew and captain did a great job— Milun Tesovic (@miluntesovic) January 30, 2016
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