A United Airlines flight diverted back to Newark Liberty International Airport during a Rome, Italy bound flight because of a cabin pressurization issue, and dropped over 28,000 feet in 10 minutes.
United Airlines Flight 510 took off from Newark Liberty International Airport on Wednesday at 8:37 p.m. heading to Rome, Italy. A spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration told Fox News Digital that the flight returned to Newark at around 12:25 a.m. on Thursday because of a "pressurization issue."
The Boeing 777 was headed to Rome–Fiumicino International Airport and had 270 passengers onboard plus 14 crew members.
A spokesperson for United Airlines told Fox News Digital that the flight returned to Newark airport "to address a possible loss of cabin pressure."
"The flight landed safely and there was never any loss of cabin pressure," the spokesperson said.
A different aircraft took the passengers to their destination, according to the United spokesperson.
According to FlightAware records, the flight dropped in altitude by around 28,000 feet in 10 minutes during the flight before turning back to Newark.