Hole in airliner forces Southwest flight to land

April 2, 2011 08:16

A Southwest Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Arizona Friday after a hole had blown into the top of the plane, AFP reported the airline as saying.

In an official statement, Southwest said the airline declared the emergency "due to loss of pressurization in the cabin" and landed safely in Yuma, Arizona.

No injuries were reported among the 118 passengers, AFP said, though one flight attendent "received a minor injury upon descent."

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