Could have been the pilots purposefully nosediving to get down to an altitude where the humans could breathe oxygen before they all passed out.

From Wikipedia...

Pressurization becomes increasingly necessary at altitudes above 10,000 ft (3,048 m) above sea level to protect crew and passengers from the risk of a number of physiological problems caused by the low outside air pressure above that altitude. For private aircraft operating in the US, crew members are required to use oxygen masks if the cabin altitude (a representation of the air pressure, see below) stays above 12,500 ft (3,810 m) for more than 30 minutes, or if the cabin altitude reaches 14,000 ft (4,267 m) at any time. At altitudes above 15,000 ft (4,572 m), passengers are required to be provided oxygen masks as well.
That is exactly the protocol but as passengers we didn't know that was happening. We were shitting bricks. There was no stewardess to communicate with us or comfort us one last time. No pilots telling us WTF was going on regarding the aerial gymnastics.
The pilots did a nosedive on purpose to get us down to a safe altitude where with atmosphere leaking into the plane we don't pass out or something to that effect. I think in Payne Stewart's event everybody including the pilots passed out I guess and weren't able to maneuver the plane to safety.
Makes me wonder why they would go up that high to begin with knowing there is a chance for that.
Airlines avoid flying over Tibet primarily due to the region's challenging topography and atmospheric conditions. Here are the main reasons:

  1. High Altitude: Tibet is home to some of the highest mountains in the world, including the Himalayas. The high altitude poses risks in case of cabin depressurization, as aircraft need to descend quickly to a lower altitude to ensure passenger safety, which can be difficult in this region.
  2. Limited Emergency Landing Options: The mountainous terrain and remote areas in Tibet offer few options for emergency landings. In the event of an emergency, the lack of suitable airports or flat terrain makes it difficult to find a safe landing spot.
  3. Weather Conditions: The weather over the Himalayas can be unpredictable and severe, with strong winds, turbulence, and the possibility of icing. These conditions can make flying over the region hazardous.
  4. Airspace Restrictions: Some countries, including China, have restrictions on flights over certain areas for security and strategic reasons. Tibet falls under Chinese airspace, and there may be specific regulations or restrictions in place.
  5. Navigational Challenges: The high mountains can interfere with aircraft navigation and communication systems, making it more difficult to maintain reliable contact with air traffic control and ensure precise navigation.
Overall, airlines prioritize safety and operational efficiency, and these factors make flying over Tibet less favorable compared to other routes.
We could talk about politics or religion and that would ensure we hit the goal.

or waffles.

Did you know that you can't find the old fashion waffle irons... with the small squares. They're all the large kind now days.

Did you know you can't buy alpha bits cereal anymore?

Did you notice that Mars candy bars are hard to find now days?

Why do people who ride motorcycles favor black t-shirts?

Why do people who ride motorcycles like tattoos?

Why do people who like golf copy the styles and fashion of golfers, e.g. wearing sunglasses backwards on their head.

The most impractical garment is the business suit and tie. Just silly. I get it, it evolved from garments over centuries. Still. WF?

Why to fans give high fives to people next to them when a good play happens?
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