U.S. military transport plane lands in Mass. after in-flight scare

Feb. 8, 2014 at 2:46 PM
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BEDFORD, Mass., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- A U.S. military transport plane landed safely at Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass., where officials said fears of an in-flight emergency had been unfounded.

Crews at Westover, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., and Pease Air National Guard Base, N.H., prepared for an emergency landing because there was concern passengers onboard the C-5 B might require medical attention, CBS News reported.

Westover spokesman Lt. Col. James Bishop told WBZ-TV, Boston, the military transport plane -- traveling from Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany, to Dover Air Force Base, Del. -- experienced a loss of cabin pressure at an altitude of 34,000 feet, but there was no in-flight emergency and no one was reported injured.

Master Sgt. Exanderton at Hanscom Air Force Base told CBS about 25 people -- including two children -- were onboard when the plane experienced sudden decompression in its cabin

The plane landed just after 2 p.m. EST Saturday.

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