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Published: Friday, 4/1/2011 - Updated: 3 years ago

Rapid decompression in cabin forces Southwest Airlines flight to Phoenix to land in Yuma

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A Southwest Airlines plane takes off from Boston. Southwest had a plane flying from Phoenix to Sacramento undergo rapid decompression. A Southwest Airlines plane takes off from Boston. Southwest had a plane flying from Phoenix to Sacramento undergo rapid decompression.
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YUMA, Ariz. — Authorities say a Southwest Airlines flight from Phoenix to Sacramento, Calif., was diverted to Yuma due to rapid decompression in the plane.

A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration in Los Angeles says flight 812 landed safely at Yuma Marine Corps Air Station/International Airport on Friday afternoon.

There was no immediate report of any injuries among the 118 people aboard the flight that left Sacramento International Airport and was due to land in Phoenix at 5:30 p.m.

FAA spokesman Ian Gregor says the cause of the decompression isn't immediately known. But passengers aboard the plane say there was a hole in the cabin and that forced an emergency landing.

Gregor says an FAA inspector from Phoenix is en route to Yuma.



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