Boeing 757 Hole Forces Airplane To Land

By on Oct 30, 2010 in Headlines, Travel, United States, World Comments

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Several online reports said that a hole was found in a Boeing 757 airplane after it took off from Miami travelling to Boston last Tuesday night. It caused a loss of cabin air pressure forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing.

The 1-foot-by-2-foot hole opened in the roof of the airplane immediately after American Airline flight 1640 took off in Miami. People inside the plane panicked when oxygen masks were released and the airplane went into a sharp descent.

“It was pretty chaotic and confusing. It just was kind of surreal. We kind of looked at each other when the masks came from the ceiling and thought, ‘This is it,'”, one of the passengers, Edward Croce, 34, said. He said that he tried to send a goodbye text to his son but his hands were shaking uncontrollably.

The pilot was able to successfully guide the plane back to Miami and landed safely. None of the 154 passengers and 6 crew members were injured, American Airlines said.

Investigation of the incident by the National Transportation Safety Board is still ongoing. Spokesman Keith Holloway said that the cause is still unknown.

Image Credit: Boeing

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