INCIDENT Delta #DL2353 declared an emergency diverted to Tampa after cabin pressurization issue – oxygen masks dropped

Delta Flight 2353 departed for Fort Lauderdale before making an emergency landing in Tampa.

The airline reportedly called the unscheduled stop a “controlled descent” made out of “an abundance of caution” following a cabin pressure issue.

Passengers posted photos of oxygen masks hanging overhead as the Boeing 767-300, which had been flying at 39,000 feet, underwent an incline lasting seven minutes.

A flight attendant, repeatedly encouraged passengers not to panic.

The FAA said the pilots reported the descent as an emergency landing.

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