Plane plunges 32,000 feet in eight minutes after losing pressure

Billie Cohen

A Gulf Air plane had to drop 32,000 feet in eight minutes after a loss in cabin pressure.

Oxygen masks dropped from the ceiling and emergency procedures were put into effect as a result of “technical issues.”

Flight GF003, an Airbus 330, was en route from Bahrain to Heathrow, when the emergency occurred; the plane and all 89 passengers eventually landed safely at Heathrow.

In a series of tweets, Gulf Air released this statement: “Gulf Air can confirm that flight GF003, an Airbus 330, flying from Bahrain to London on 13 December, experienced technical issues that resulted in the airline’s experienced cockpit crew successfully executing an emergency descent and safely landing at Heathrow International.”

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“The safety, protection and comfort of our passengers and employees are of utmost importance and Gulf Air crew are trained to handle such incidents as evidenced by the level of professionalism shown by both the pilots & cabin crew as well as all of our teams on the ground.”

This article originally appeared on Yahoo Travel.