WestJet emergency landing rattles passengers

(QMI Agency, file)

(QMI Agency, file)

Kristin Annable, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:35 PM ET

WINNIPEG -- Passengers of a Winnipeg-bound WestJet flight got the scare of a lifetime when oxygen masks dropped mid-flight and the plane was forced to make an emergency landing.

A loss in cabin pressure 90 minutes into the flight forced the plane to make an unscheduled landing in Rapid City, S.D.

"Everyone was freaking out, it was pitch black and the plane engines just kept getting louder and louder as it went down," passenger Jade Repeta, 21, said.

Repeta was heading home to Winnipeg to visit for the weekend before returning to Toronto.

"I could feel the plane was going down and I knew it wasn't supposed to," Repeta said. "Then we are moving faster and faster and getting more inclined ... and then the oxygen masks come down."

She praises to the flight attendants and pilots who kept everyone calm.


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