Ryanair flight FR7312 from Dublin, Ireland to Zadar in Croatia was forced to emergency land last night after a reported sudden loss of cabin pressure. FlightRadar24 data shows the Boeing 737 plane dropped a terrifying 30,000ft in around five minutes – a rate of around 6,000ft per minute.
Oxygen masks were released for all the 189 passengers on board as the worrying scenes unfolded.
Emergency services were then scrambled as the plane made an emergency landing in the German city of Frankfurt.
It is reported 33 people have since been taken to hospital with some allegedly suffering “burst ear drums” and “bleeding from the ears”.
Local reports in Germany say a spokesman for the Federal Police confirmed: “The passengers complained of headache and earache and suffered from nausea.”
Passengers on the flight have since taken to social media to reveal their horror journey, with some saying the plane was “falling in the sky”.
One wrote: “Been on a lot of flights in my time but never experienced emergency landing with oxygen masks and the works on flight to our holiday destination in Croatia.
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