Southwest Emergency Landing in Fort Myers

Wednesday, September 15, 2010
By George Hatcher


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Contact photographer Finn Yannick Piskol

What: Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 en route from Fort Lauderdale (1: 42 to Austin,TX
Where: Fort Myers,FL (@ 2:23
When: Sep 14th 2010
Who: 92 passengers
Why: While en route north of Fort Myers, the crew reported a cabin altitude alert, and loss of cabin pressure and diverted to Fort Myers where they made a safe landing. Several passengers sought medical assistance for problems such as headaches and ear aches. 10 were injured, 3 went to the hospital.

A replacement flight was provided.

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