December 11, 2012

PenAir flight requires plane change

PLATTSBURGH — No one was injured when a PenAir flight had to return to Plattsburgh International Airport after a drop in cabin pressure Monday morning.

PenAir Vice President of Sales and Marketing Melissa Anderson said the aircraft experienced a cabin-pressure malfunction upon leveling off shortly after takeoff.

“Following proper procedures, the flight crew did return to Plattsburgh,” she said.

The 13 passengers on board were accommodated on another airplane and arrived at Logan International Airport in Boston at 8:40 a.m.

The 6 a.m. flight was originally scheduled to arrive at 7 a.m. 

Anderson said that to the best of her knowledge, this is the first such incident of that nature that involved a Plattsburgh flight. She said she had yet to be in contact with maintenance officials as to the cause of the problem.

PenAir started flying out of Plattsburgh International Airport in June.

The Alaska-based airline offers two flights each weekday between Plattsburgh and Boston, as well as one round-trip flight on Saturdays and another on Sundays.

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