3 Passengers on SkyWest Airlines Flight Lose Consciousness

The plane made an unscheduled landing in Buffalo.

ByABC News
April 23, 2015, 6:17 AM

— -- Three passengers on a SkyWest Airlines flight Wednesday reported a loss of consciousness, the airline said.

SkyWest Airlines Flight 5622 -- operating as United Express -- made an unscheduled landing in Buffalo because of the passengers losing consciousness. The passengers were evaluated after the plane landed, and the flight later arrived at its intended destination of Hartford, Connecticut.

The passengers who reported a loss of consciousness were not hospitalized, the airline said in a news release.

Vanessa Bergmann, a resident of Amherst, Massachusetts, said passengers on the flight were concerned after the pilot plunged the plane nearly 30,000 feet in a matter of minutes.

“We leveled out at 10,000 feet, and that was pretty darn scary,” Bergmann said after the plane landed.

SkyWest Airlines is continuing to investigate the matter -- but the airline says there are no indications of a pressurization problem on the plane.