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April 1, 2011

Southwest Jet Makes Emergency Landing After Fuselage Hole Causes Decompression

A Southwest Airlines flight bound for Sacramento made an emergency landing in Yuma, Ariz., after a hole appeared and caused the cabin to lose pressure, according to a CBS13 report.

Large hole in the roof of Southwest Flight 812

Large hole in the roof of Southwest Flight 812. (Photo via @BluestMuse's twitpic)

Passengers heard an explosion on Southwest Flight 812 from Phoenix, a 15-year-old Boeing 737-300 (N632SW), followed by the sight of oxygen masks dropping from the overhead compartments, after which the plane began descending quickly and the crew announced that they would be making an emergency landing. “There was a hole in the fuselage about three feet long. You could see the insulation and the wiring. You could see a tear the length of one of the ceiling panels,” according to a passenger in the CBS report.

One passenger reportedly sent a text message to his wife saying, “Plane going down. Love you.”

There has been no official word on the cause of the incident.

Southwest Flight 812 flight path. (Courtesy of FlightAware.com)



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  • Felipe Andrade

    Something says to me that Southwest will be in trouble because of this…

  • Nice job to the crew for getting her down safely.

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