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A CHARTER flight from London was forced to make an emergency landing this morning after the cabin suddenly depressurised without warning.

The Titan Airways flight left London Stansted on Sunday morning headed for the Polish city of Rzeszow but it had to make an emergency landing at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport at around 10am.

A charter flight from the UK to Poland was forced to make an emergency landing today

A charter flight from the UK to Poland was forced to make an emergency landing today

It had to land in Amsterdam after the cabin lost air pressure

It had to land in Amsterdam after the cabin lost air pressure

Panicked passengers had to put on oxygen masks as the plane diverted to the Netherlands

Panicked passengers had to put on oxygen masks as the plane diverted to the Netherlands

Luckily none of the 262 passengers of 10 crew members were harmed

Luckily none of the 262 passengers of 10 crew members were harmed

The flight declared a mayday at 9.43am UTC

The flight declared a mayday at 9.43am UTC

It’s understood the Mayday was declared at 9.43am UTC by the Boeing 767 due to depressurisation, reports Airlive.

A spokesman for London Stansted airport said the emergency was declared over Dutch airspace earlier today.

Luckily the aircraft landed safely in the Dutch capital shortly afterwards – but not before shocked passengers were forced to don oxygen masks to help them breathe when the warning sirens sounded.



According to a statement on Amsterdam airport’s website all of the 262 passengers and 10 crew on board were unharmed but the aircraft is not able to continue flying today.

A spokesman for Titan Airways told The Sun Online: “There were no injuries amongst the passengers and crew but on arrival the aircraft was met by emergency service personnel as a precaution to ensure the welfare of the passengers.

“Whilst such events are rare, all Titan Airways crew undergo regular rigorous training in accordance with EU EASA regulations to ensure they manage such situations successfully.

Is is thought those on board were making a pilgrimage to Poland

Is is thought those on board were making a pilgrimage to Poland

They were headed to the tombstone of Elimelech Weisblum today to pray at the grave of the Rabbi for success and happiness

They were headed to the tombstone of Elimelech Weisblum today to pray at the grave of the Rabbi for success and happiness

The cabin suddenly lost pressure as the aircraft was over Dutch airspace

The cabin suddenly lost pressure as the aircraft was over Dutch airspace

It landed at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport shortly afterwards

It landed at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport shortly afterwards

“Titan Airways are now working with the passengers on their further travel plans.”

Is is thought the passengers were Jewish people headed to the tombstone of Elimelech Weisblum today to pray at the grave of the Rabbi for success and happiness.

Each year hundreds of Hasidic Jews organise charter flights from the UK to south-east Poland each year to make the pilgrimage.


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Article source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3126493/dramatic-moment-oxygen-masks-fall-from-the-ceiling-after-planes-cabin-suddenly-depressurised-shortly-after-leaving-london/


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