Skywest Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Buffalo
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A SkyWest Airlines flight en route from Chicago to Hartford, Conn., today was forced to make an emergency landing at Buffalo International Airport after a passenger apparently lost consciousness.
The plane landed safely, the airline said.
Flight 5622 was a United Airlines Express flight operated by SkyWest on an Embraer aircraft. The flight was carrying 75 other passengers, all of whom were evacuated and uninjured.
The airline and the Federal Aviation Administration seem to be at odds, however, over what happened that caused the emergency landing. The FAA initially said in a statement that the crew reported a pressurization problem and declared an emergency. There were even reports that a cabin door had opened, causing the loss in pressure.
SkyWest then tweeted this:
SkyWest Flight 5622 landed safely in Buffalo, NY after a passenger lost consciousness, no problem w door. Other 75 pax being accommodated.— SkyWest Airlines (@SkyWestAirlines) April 22, 2015
More on the story as it develops.
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