it was deployed due to the risk of depressurization
The United Airlines plane, carrying 270 passengers and 14 crew members, changed course and returned to the New Jersey airport after plummeting more than 8,500 meters, the New York Post reported.
United Airlines Flight 510 missed Rome and was forced to return to the airport after a rapid descent caused by problems with cabin pressurization.
The plane took off from Newark Liberty International Airport at 8:37 p.m. and returned to the airport at 12:27 p.m. instead of its intended destination of Rome Fiumicino International Airport, according to flight tracking system FlightAware.
A United Airlines spokesman confirmed that the plane returned “to correct a possible loss of cabin pressure.” However, according to him, the landing took place without incident, and no loss of pressure in the cabin was recorded.
The US Federal Aviation Administration also confirmed that the plane experienced a “pressure problem”, forcing it to change course. However, according to FlightAware, the plane fell to an altitude of about 8,500 meters in just 10 minutes before the course switch.
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United Airlines said the Italy-bound passengers eventually reached their destination after being disembarked from the Boeing 777 and transferred to another plane.
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