November 19, 1999 |
Passengers gasped and prayed as an American Airlines jetliner lost cabin pressure at 31,000 feet Thursday, but the Boeing 767 made a safe emergency landing. Six people, including actor Abe Vigoda, were slightly injured. The pilot on Flight 160 reported that a compressed air line burst in the passenger compartment as the plane was heading nonstop from San Diego to Kennedy International Airport in New York, said Mitch Barker, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration in Seattle.
March 23, 1998 |
Infants whose breathing ability is already impaired by respiratory infections may suffer sharp drops in oxygen levels in their bloodstreams when they encounter the reduced cabin pressure in airplanes, a British physician reports in the March 21 British Medical Journal. Such oxygen deficits have been associated with sudden infant death syndrome. Dr.
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April 4, 1995
An America West airliner bound for Las Vegas with 47 passengers on board returned safely to John Wayne Airport after experiencing pressurization problems following takeoff Monday, airline officials said. The Boeing 737-300 returned shortly after departing at 2:10 p.m. because it could not maintain constant air pressure inside the cabin, according to America West spokesman Mike Mitchell. The aircraft, which can seat 129 passengers, landed at John Wayne Airport without difficulty.
August 25, 1994 |
We begin with a warning: If you feel the least bit claustrophobic, don't try operating a one-man submarine. There I was, embedded tight in the belly of a 4-by-10-foot mass of plastic and metal constituting what had been billed as the world's most accessible underwater craft. Lying face down, locked in as tightly as a match in a matchbox, I could feel the ship's walls touching my hips.
January 24, 1989 |
A leaky cargo door seal caused the cabin of a Braniff jetliner bound for Kansas City to depressurize, forcing the airliner to return to Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport, a Braniff spokesman said Monday. None of the 51 passengers or crew of five aboard Flight 548 were injured Sunday, although air masks dropped from overhead and the Boeing 737 made a steep descent from 31,000 to 10,000 feet, Braniff spokeswoman Irma Ellis said.
January 19, 1989 |
A loss of cabin pressure Wednesday forced an Eastern Airlines DC-9 with 63 passengers and five crew members aboard to drop 26,000 feet over northeast Georgia, officials said. The plane, en route to Atlanta from Cleveland, landed here safely at Hartsfield International Airport.
May 18, 1988 |
An American Airlines jet lost cabin pressure after an outer windshield was blown away as it approached Metro Nashville airport, airline officials said. When the outer windshield on Flight 821 blew away Monday, the pilot flipped a switch to drop oxygen masks in the cabin, said Jim Brown, a spokesman for American. No injuries were reported.
October 27, 1986 |
A Thai Airways A-300 Airbus with 247 people aboard plunged almost 25,000 feet Sunday night after suddenly losing cabin pressure over southwestern Japan, and 62 people were injured, 14 seriously, before the aircraft landed safely at Osaka airport, authorities said. Japanese news reports said that Flight 620, en route to Osaka from Bangkok, made the emergency dive after what passengers described as a "big bang."