Published on : Tuesday, May 15, 2018
An aircraft of Southwest was forced to go for an emergency landing on Saturday night in Dallas immediately after a cabin-pressure issue was reported.
Flight 861 that was travelling from Denver started losing pressure as the airplane approached Dallas about 9 p.m. A passenger told the station that nearly 20 t5ravellers had to strap on oxygen masks prior to the landing of the airplane.
One of the passengers Glen Eichelberger mentioned that there had been no communication from the flight attendants or from the cockpit as far as whether they were in mortal danger or whether the situation was I control.
Southwest mentioned in a written statement that the flight had a ‘pressurization issue’ but the landing was absolutely ‘uneventful’.
The flight crew members asked for paramedics to meet the airplane after it made a landing at Dallas Love Field. Four passengers had paramedics to assess them for ear pain.
No minor injuries were reported.
Southwest said that all the customers were ending their journey and were with them in Dallas that was undergoing a maintenance review.
This incident comes a month after Southwest Flight 1380 had undergone a high-profile cabin depressurization after an engine failure sent debris into the fuselage that blew out a window and led to the death of the passenger seated next to it.