Southwest plane had cabin-pressure drop
DALLAS, Nov 19, 2012 (Menafn - UPI via COMTEX) --Southwest Airlines took a Boeing 737 out of service after it lost cabin pressure during a flight with 134 people aboard, officials said.
The plane landed safely and no one was injured, officials said.
The airliner was headed from Kansas City to Dallas Saturday when it had the emergency, WFAA-TV, Dallas/Fort Worth, reported.
David Wilding, a passenger on the flight, said the plane went into a sudden, steep dive and the oxygen masks in the passenger compartment came down.
Passengers wore the masks for about 20 minutes until the jet descended below 10,000 feet.
Southwest said when a plane has a cabin-pressure issue it is standard protocol to drop to a lower altitude.
The plane landed safely at Dallas Love Field.
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