Southwest makes emergency landing due to depressurization

A Southwest Airlines flight headed from Belize to Denver, Colorado had to make an emergency landing in Houston on Sunday February 18. Reports are that Flight 289 depressurized mid-flight. According to reports, the pilots took the emergency landing for passenger safety because flying at above 10,000 feet without pressurization can pose health risks to passengers and to avoid any incidents, the plane landed in Houston. We understand that none of the passengers were affected by the depressurization. A Southwest Airlines spokesman said: “It looks like we diverted out of an abundance of caution for a mechanical issue on-board. Safety is our top priority, and all customers are being rerouted through Houston.” Southwest began offering the direct flight from Belize to Denver in March 2017. This is the second Southwest flight to experience mechanical problems in a week.  On Monday, February 12, a Southwest plane was forced to evacuate at California’s John Wayne Airport after a fire broke out on board. Again, no one was hurt in that incident.

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