American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing Due To "Pressurization Problem"

A rep for the Chicago Dept. of Aviation said a “pressurization problem” was to blame for the American Airlines flight that made an emergency landing at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on Sunday morning.

American Flight 2363 had left O’Hare a little before 10 a.m. on Sunday, en route to the Yampa Valley Airport near Steamboat Springs, CO. However, the plane landed back at O’Hare around 10:30 a.m. because of the pressurization issue. Officials say none of the 119 passengers were injured.

The flight did eventually make its way to Colorado, landing about two hours later than scheduled.

This incident couldn’t come at a worse time for American, who are not only being slapped with (proposed) heavy fines for maintenance issues, but who are also headed toward a possible strike with their flight attendants and ground crews.

Official: Pressurization problem led to emergency landing at O’Hare International Airport [Chicago Tribune]