SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A Continental jet has made an emergency
landing in San Antonio after losing pressure in the cabin.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford says
Continental Airlines Flight 1491 from George Bush Intercontinental
Airport was diverted to San Antonio after it lost pressure about 6
p.m. Friday. He says the Boeing 737 landed safely and emergency
workers treated a few passengers who felt ill.
Passenger Randy Mahan told WOAI-TV the plane began descending
quickly and oxygen masks came down. He says it was a scary,
Continental spokeswoman Julie King says about 172 people were on
board. She says the passengers were put on a different flight to
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, on Saturday morning.
Lunsford says the FAA is investigating.
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