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Ruptured Roof On Flight 812

9:11 PM, Apr 2, 2011   |    comments
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Sacramento, CA - Scary moments on board a Southwest flight headed to Sacramento, California.

This was the view on board Southwest Flight 812. Video shot by a passenger shows daylight streaming through a gaping hole in the aircraft. A ceiling panel, suspended from a section above the center aisle... insulation and wiring popping out.

The plane was headed from Phoenix to Sacramento Friday, when suddenly the cabin pressure dropped. Passengers say they heard a "pop" or a "gunshot-like sound" in the cabin.

The plane made an emergency landing at a Marine Corps air station in Yuma, Arizona. Emergency crews were on the scene. A flight attendant suffered a minor injury during the descent. None of the 118 passengers was hurt.
A second plane delivered passengers safely from Yuma to Sacramento. They were greeted by loved one anxiously awaiting their arrival.

It's not yet clear what caused the rupture. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.

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