Oxygen Masks Deployed and 3 Passengers Suffer Minor Injuries
A Delta Airlines international flight from Ottawa (Canada) to Detroit, Michigan diverted to Buffalo Niagara Airport Friday morning due to a drop in cabin pressure.
Delta Flight 4015, a Bombardier CRJ-200 aircraft with 46 people aboard, was en route to Detroit when the cabin pressure dropped. Oxygen masks were deployed and pilots diverted to Buffalo.
The Buffalo News reports:
‘Three people were treated by NFTA airport firefighters for minor injuries, including one with a head injury and two others for “shortness of breath.” However, none required further medical attention.
Because it was an international flight, the aircraft taxied down to the international area of the airport, and all of the passengers were kept in a holding area for international passengers pending clearance by federal authorities.
The plane remained grounded in Buffalo late Friday. It was unclear whether a subsequent examination of the aircraft revealed defects that limited its ability to again take off or if Friday’s inclement weather played a factor in that decision.’
It is unclear how the one passenger suffered a head injury.
Passengers are being booked on other flights but it is not known how many of them were able to get another flight due to the large storm in the region.