Plane Makes Emergency Landing When Cabin Door Opens In Mid-Air
A SkyWest flight has been forced into an emergency landing in Buffalo, New York, after a cabin door allegedly opened while in mid-air.
The open door caused Flight 5622, from Chicago to Hartford, Connecticut, to rapidly decompress on Tuesday morning.
CNN reported that the plane, an Embraer 175 twin-jet, dropped from 38,000 feet to 10,000 feet in three minutes.
According to NBC, at least one passenger fell unconscious due to the loss of cabin pressure.
The flight landed safely at the airport in upstate New York where the passenger was treated by EMTs.
The SkyWest flight had left O’Hare airport in Chicago at 10am and landed in Buffalo around noon.
It had been scheduled to land at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut.
SkyWest operates flights for United. Passengers were now awaiting transfer to their intended location.
What would be your first reaction if the plane door opens at 35,000 feet?
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