Cabin Pressure Drop Forces Amsterdam Flight to Land in Bangor
A United Airlines flight, bound for Amsterdam, diverted to BIA this morning when experiencing a cabin pressure issue.
More than 200 passengers and crew members were booked into Bangor area hotels early Monday morning, after making an emergency landing at BIA. Airline officials told WABI-TV that the flight had left San Francisco Sunday afternoon, but experienced a drop in cabin pressure during the journey. Passengers said the plane dropped in altitude suddenly, and the oxygen masks fell down.
The plane landed sometime after midnight Monday at Bangor International Airport, and the 197 passengers and 13 crew members were given accomodations for the night. They will leave Monday afternoon on a flight for Newark, New Jersey and will then continue on their way to Amsterdam from there.