SWA Midway to Manchester Diverted to Cleveland


#1

Just saw that this SWZ flight from Midway to Manchester was diverted to Cleveland. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWA1951/history/20071202/0223Z/KMDW/KMHT Appears to have droped several thousand feet fast. A decompression problem or someone foget to lock the door? Or medicao emergency?


#2

They were making a funny video.


#3

My best guess would be a decompression emergency. Correct me if I’m wrong but isn’t the altitude that airline pressurize to 10,000 feet? Getting the plane down for 34k to 10k in 9 minutes was needed for passenger safety. I’m guess the level off for 4 minutes was to allow the passengers to get used the pressure that the plane was at before begin the emergency landing. Correct? Did the Cleveland media covers this at all?


#4

If I recall correctly, oxygen masks are required above 10,000. Most airliners are pressurized to about 6,000 to 8,000 feet.


#5

In a non pressurized plane it is 12,500 for pilot. I know pilots that will jump over weather at 18k sans mask. For pax it’s 15k.


#6

tried to provide link… its’s covered in FAR 91.121