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Pressure Loss Forces Jet's Emergency Landing in NY

One SkyWest passenger reportedly lost consciousness
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 22, 2015 1:37 PM CDT
Pressure Loss Forces Jet's Emergency Landing in NY
Passengers get off the first SkyWest Airlines regional jet to land in Redding, Calif., on Thursday, March 5, 2015.   (AP Photo/The Record Searchlight, Greg Barnette)

(Newser) – A SkyWest jet made an emergency landing at Buffalo Niagara International Airport today after experiencing an apparent problem with cabin pressure, reports the Buffalo News. SkyWest was operating the flight out of Chicago for United; it was bound for Hartford, Conn. One person reportedly lost consciousness; a SkyWest official says "the flight landed safely in Buffalo, where the passenger received medical attention before being released." Adds a company rep, "Everyone has been checked out and cleared by EMTs, and nobody has been transported to the hospital." The FAA, which confirmed the pressurization problem to CNN, says it's investigating. (Read more SkyWest stories.)

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