Southwest B737 near LAX loses cabin pressure, makes emergency landing – The Aviation Herald

This is the actual aircraft involved in the incident pictured at KSEA in June 2011. Photo: Chuck Slusarczyk Jr. – OPShots.net //

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700, registration N466WN performing flight WN-937 from Oakland,CA to Ontario,CA (USA) with 70 people on board, was enroute at FL390 about 190nm north-northwest of Los Angeles,CA (USA) when the crew initiated an emergency descent to 9000 feet reaching 9000 feet about 9 minutes later (average rate of descent 3333 feet/min) due to the loss of cabin pressure. The aircraft diverted to Los Angeles for a safe landing on runway 24L about 45 minutes after leaving FL390.

A replacement aircraft reached Ontario with a delay of 2 hours.


via Incident: Southwest B737 near Los Angeles on Jul 7th 2012, loss of cabin pressure.

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