United Express Plane Makes Emergency Landing After 10,000 Feet Descent

Daily Caller News Foundation logo
Guy Bentley Research Associate, Reason Foundation
Font Size:

Passengers aboard United Express Flight 5919 suffered one of the most terrifying experiences of their lives Sunday after their plane descended close to 10,000 feet after a problem with cabin pressure.

Passenger Robin Jones recounted her fears during the event to USA Today, “I thought, ‘OK. Have I told everybody that I love that I love them?’ And as soon as I realized I had done that, I was like, ‘I’m all right. Everything’s going to be OK.’”

The plane was travelling from Charlotte to Chicago carrying 50 passengers. The plane was rerouted and landed at Indianapolis International Airport around 8:00 a.m. after passengers began to complain about ear and headaches, according to Jeff Dutton, communications manager at the Indianapolis Airport Authority.

No one was hospitalized, but medics were on hand to assist passengers after landing. United transferred the passengers to bus services so they could make the remaining three-hour drive to Chicago.

Airline spokesman Jarek Beem told NBC News maintenance technicians were investigating the “pressurization issue.”

Follow Guy on Twitter

All content created by the Daily Caller News Foundation, an independent and nonpartisan newswire service, is available without charge to any legitimate news publisher that can provide a large audience. All republished articles must include our logo, our reporter’s byline and their DCNF affiliation. For any questions about our guidelines or partnering with us, please contact