Passengers Grateful After Safe Landing Of Plane With Hole In Fuselage

July 14, 2009

West Virginia (ChattahBox) – The passengers on a 15-year-old Boeing 737-300 Southwest Airlines flight that ended up with a football size hole in the fuselage of the plane reportedly applauded and hugged the captain when he was able to make a safe landing. Southwest Airlines Flight 2294 traveling between Nashville and Baltimore had to cut the trip short because of a hole that developed in the fuselage near the rear of the plane.

The plane lost pressurization, causing oxygen masks to deploy. The unnamed captain was able to make an emergency landing in Charleston, W.Va., and no one was hurt, a happy ending amidst the shocking number of casualties from plane crashes this year.

Southwest says that all of their planes are currently being examined to make sure the incident doesn’t occur again.


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