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A JetBlue flight experienced a sudden drop in cabin pressure on Monday and was forced to return to JFK. Passengers filmed the scary situation and shared the videos on Twitter.
21.3 years old JetBlue Airbus A320-232 aircraft (N534JB) suffered pressurization issues forcing passengers to use Oxygen masks , while climbing through 32,000 feet , approximately 30 minutes after takeoff from New York (JFK) on 22 May.
— FL360aero (@fl360aero) May 23, 2023
Sam Chui first reported on JetBlue flight B6137 from New York John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to El Cibao International Airport (STI) in the Dominican Republic. The Airbus A320-200 lost cabin pressure around 32,000 feet on May 22nd. As the plane was ascending from New York, a sudden drop in cabin pressure prompted the flight crew to initiate an emergency descent. Oxygen masks were deployed and several passengers reportedly fainted.
Luckily, there were no serious injuries reported and the plane safely returned to JFK.
Anthony’s Take: I’m glad that everyone returned safely. I have only been in one situation (thankfully) where oxygen masks were deployed, but luckily they were not needed and had accidentally been released. It’s a scary situation, but it sounds like the crew handled it well.
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