Shawna Redden Tweets Pictures From Southwest Airlines Flight 812 That Made Emergency Landing

Posted Apr 7, 2011

Shawna Redden was on Southwest Airlines flight 812 this past weekend. On that plane, a 6 foot hole ripped out from the top for some reason. The hole opened five rows behind when Redden was sitting. Shawna said that the cabin pressure loss was “hands down the scariest experience of my life.” She wrote about the experience on her Twitter account @BluestMuse. She also took pictures and posted them on TwitPic. Air masks were dropped from the overhead compartments and the pilot made an emergency landing in Yuma, Arizona.

Redden said that the passengers heard an explosion sound and then a rush of air. One woman screamed and everyone else remained calm. No passengers were harmed, but one flight attendant was slightly injured during the landing. Upon safely landing in Yuma, the flight crew discovered a hole in the top of the aircraft ? 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 in Sacramento later tonight,? said Southwest in a statement. Southwest Airlines, the FAA, and the NTSB is currently investigation. It is unknown whether this is an isolated case or a bigger problem with Southwest’s fleet of planes.