SkyWest plane forced to land in Buffalo, N.Y., after door opens – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Several passengers lost consciousness

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A SkyWest Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing today in Buffalo, N.Y., after a door opened in flight and the plane’s cabin lost air pressure, NBC News reported.

Several passengers reportedly lost consciousness on the Hartford, Conn.-bound flight that took off from Chicago, NBC said.


CNN reports that 75 people were on board the plane and the pilots descended more than 28,000 feet in three minutes.

According to Flight Aware, Flight 5622 originated in Chicago at 9:32 a.m. CDT and landed in Buffalo at 11:38 a.m. EDT. The plane is a Embraer 175 twin-jet. Skywest operates flights for United.

“SkyWest flight 5622 landed safely at Buffalo Airport at 11:40 after the crew reported a pressurization problem and declared emergency,” the FAA said.

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