Southwest B733 near Chicago on Sep 19th 2013, loss of cabin pressure

Last Update: September 22, 2013 / 15:15:39 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 19, 2013


Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-300

ICAO Type Designator

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-300, flight WN-2235 from Denver,CO to Indianapolis,IN (USA), was enroute at FL350 about 190nm west of Chicago,IL (USA) when the crew initiated an emergency descent to 10,000 feet (averate rate of descent 3200fpm). The aircraft diverted to Chicago Midway for a safe landing about 45 minutes after leaving FL350.

A passenger reported the crew announced after the aircraft had levelled off at 10,000 feet that they had suffered a sudden loss of cabin pressure and they were diverting to Chicago. The passenger however did not describe the typical events of a sudden decompression, the passenger also did not mention that the oxygen masks dropped. A replacement aircraft took them to Indianapolis.

A replacement Boeing 737-300 reached Indianapolis with a delay of 3.5 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 19, 2013


Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-300

ICAO Type Designator

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