6 Foot Hole In Fuselage Forces Southwest Flight - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

6 Foot Hole In Fuselage Forces Southwest Flight To Make Emergency Landing

YUMA, Ariz. - Authorities say a Southwest Airlines flight from Phoenix to Sacramento, Calif., was diverted to Yuma due to rapid decompression in the plane. A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration in Los Angeles says flight 1812 landed safely at Yuma Marine Corps Air
Station/International Airport on Friday afternoon.

FAA spokesman Ian Gregor says the cause of the decompression isn't immediately known. But passengers aboard the plane say there was a hole in the cabin and that forced an emergency landing.

There's no immediate report of injuries among the reported 118 people aboard the flight. Gregor says an FAA inspector from Phoenix was en route to Yuma.

      
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