January 29, 2016 9:59 pm
Updated: March 4, 2016 6:33 pm

Vancouver bound Air Canada Flight 549 diverted to Toronto

WATCH ABOVE: Frightening moments for passengers onboard an Air Canada flight from New York to Vancouver. It was forced to make an emergency landing in Toronto last night when the cabin suddenly lost air pressure. Jordan Armstrong reports.


A Vancouver bound flight has been diverted to Toronto’s Pearson International Airport after reports of a severe drop in altitude.

Flight AC549 departed Newark Liberty International Airport just before 6 p.m. ET and landed in Toronto shortly before 8 p.m. ET.

A graph showing a significant drop in altitude on Air Canada flight 549.

A graph showing a significant drop in altitude on Air Canada flight 549

The airline has said that a pressurization problem led to the flight landing in Toronto and that they are making arrangements for passengers to carry on to Vancouver as soon as possible.

No official word on if there are any injuries, though one passenger posted on social media that everyone seemed fine.

A photo posted on Twitter showed oxygen masks hanging from overhead compartments.

The same passenger said he had boarded another flight en-route to Vancouver.

Global News has reached out to Air Canada for comment.

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