A plane was diverted on Wednesday after some passengers lost consciousness.

FOX News Radio's Tonya J. Powers has more.

Passengers on board a SkyWest flight operating as United Express flight 5622 say their flight from Chicago to Connecticut was anything but run of the mill.

(Passenger): "We basically nose-dived, until we leveled out at 10,000 feet, and that was pretty darn scary."

It was diverted to Buffalo after it made that descent that left 3 of its 75 passengers unconscious.

Flight tracking service FlightAware says the plane dropped as fast as 7,000 feet per minute, and this lasted for nearly eight minutes.

The FAA said initial information said the plane may have had a pressurization problem, but that turned out to be incorrect.

All passengers were seen by medical staff upon landing in Buffalo, then boarded another plane and arrived safely in Hartford.

Tonya J. Powers, FOX News Radio. 


(AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)
(AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

Passengers said a number of people on board suddenly became sick.

Passengers, speaking to FOX News:

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