DELTA passengers "texted their families that they loved them" after a flight plunged nearly 30,000ft in just minutes.
Flight 2353 was travelling from Atlanta to Fort Lauderdale when a cabin pressure problem forced the plane to drop.
According to FlightAware, the plane fell from 39,000ft to 10,000ft in around eight minutes.
Passenger Harris Dewoski told WSBTV that the oxygen masks dropped from the plane, leading to "chaos" in the cabin.
He added that flight crew told passengers to "not panic" although many were already "hyperventilating" and hugging their family.
Harris explained: "At 15,000 feet in the air, it's a scary moment for sure."
A passenger also on the flight tweeted: "God Bless the Captain and crew.
"Had an emergency midair from Atlanta to Fort Lauderdale. Oxygen masks deployed and we descended quickly and we're diverted to Tampa.
"I texted my wife and dad I loved them. Told my mom I love her and hugged my son."
One woman tweeted: "It was terrifying – our row didn’t deploy oxygen masks."
Delta confirmed that no passengers were injured after the emergency landing in Tampa.
Passengers were then bussed to Fort Lauderdale, with the plane being investigated by mechanics.
Earlier this year, passengers were terrified after the oxygen masks dropped when the "pilot pressed the wrong button".
Most people put on oxygen masks incorrectly, leading to experts explaining that there is actually no oxygen on board a flight.
Sun Online Travel has contacted Delta Airlines for comment.
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