Southwest Airlines pilot reportedly tells passengers 'We're going down'

TAMPA, Fla. - A Southwest Airlines pilot went on the plane's loudspeaker and apparently told passengers the aircraft was going down.

Passengers aboard the flight from Tampa, Fla., to Raleigh-Durham International Airport were left fearing for their lives on Tuesday.

According to ABC11, the Southwest Airlines flight plummeted mid-air after the pilot came on the loudspeaker and said the plane was going down.

"At first it sounded like someone was coming over the PA to talk. Then it sounded like shots through the cabin, twice, back to back," passenger Grace Stroud told CNN. "Seconds later, the panicked captain said, 'We're in trouble; we're going down.'"

Soon after, the Boeing 737 leveled out and made an emergency landing at the Raleigh airport.

Southwest is saying the report wasn't accurate. The FAA says it is investigating the incident.

Read ABC 11's entire report here:

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