AA Flight Experiences Pressurization Problems

Sunday, Apr 3, 2011  |  Updated 7:55 PM CDT
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AA Flight Experiences Pressurization Problems

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An American Airlines flight from Boston to the U.S. Virgin Islands landed safely at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport after developing a pressurization problem in the cabin.

Flight 883 with 140 passengers aboard landed about 10 a.m. Sunday. No injuries were reported.

Fort Worth-based American Airlines spokesman Jim Faulkner  says the passengers were placed on another aircraft and went on to St. Thomas.

He says officials would inspect the aircraft to determine what happened.

The emergency landing follows a harrowing flight Friday when a Southwest Airlines plane was forced to land at an Arizona military base after its fuselage ruptured. No one was seriously injured as the aircraft carrying 118 people lost cabin pressure and made a controlled descent from 34,400 feet.

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