Southwest Airlines Responds to Loss of Pressurization Event on Flight From Phoenix to Sacramento

DALLAS, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Southwest Airlines Flight 812, the scheduled 3:25 pm departure from Phoenixto Sacramento today, diverted to Yuma, Ariz due to loss of pressurization in the cabin. Upon safely landing in Yuma, the flight crew discovered a hole in the top of the aircraft. There are no reported Customer injuries. One of the Flight Attendants, however, received a minor injury upon descent.

A Southwest aircraft with maintenance, ground crew, and Customer Service agents onboard, is on its way from Phoenix to Yuma to assess the damaged aircraft and support the 118 Customers onboard. They are expected to arrive inSacramento later tonight.

Southwest will work with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) as they investigate this event.

SOURCE Southwest Airlines