chicago bound flight diverted: flight had 10000 foot drop

chicago bound flight diverted: flight had 10000 foot drop

The Federal Aviation Administration says a United Airlines flight was diverted to Indianapolis because of a pressurization problem.

FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford says the flight aboard an Embraer E145 headed from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport was diverted to Indianapolis International Airport on Sunday morning, reports NBC.

He says the FAA will follow up with the airport to determine the cause of the pressurization problem.

According to Business News, the Federal Aviation the flight had a pressurization issue that caused the pilot to drop the plane 10,000 feet.

Airline spokesman Jarek Beem noted that it is standard procedure for planes to drop to a 10,000 foot altitude when there is a pressure issue on board.

According to Jeff Dutton, Communications Manager at Indianapolis Airport Authority, passengers were checked out once the flight landed but no one was taken to a hospital.

ExpressJet spokesperson Been said the airline is working to accommodate customers hoping to get to Chicago as maintenance technicians look into what caused the pressurization issue.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.