Last updated: 04:55 PM ET, Fri February 26 2016

Two Planes Make Emergency Landings at DFW

Impacting Travel | Donald Wood | February 26, 2016

Two Planes Make Emergency Landings at DFW

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It was a tense Wednesday night and Thursday morning for Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport as two planes made emergency landings at the facility within a few hours of each other.

According to Claire Z. Cardona of The Dallas Morning News, the first emergency landing took place Wednesday night when United Express Flight 6183 reported loss of cabin pressure at 30,000 feet, resulting in the pilots calling for an emergency descent to 10,000 feet.

The flight was en route from Washington Dulles International Airport to San Antonio International Airport, but managed to land safely at Dallas/Fort Worth at 8:22 p.m. local time. Airport medical crews were on the scene when the plane landed to make sure everyone onboard was healthy following the loss in pressure.

Emergency crews didn’t have much time to relax after taking care of United Express Flight 6183, as Mesa Airlines Flight 5801 was also forced to return to the Dallas/Fort Worth airport for an emergency landing Thursday morning.

After taking off from DFW at 7:33 a.m. local time, local news stations are reporting the pilot of the Mesa Airlines plane felt a vibration that forced him to call for the emergency landing.


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