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Pressurization problem leads to emergency landing at DIA

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Southwest Airlines jet diverted to Denver International Airport after pressurization problem. Southwest Airlines jet diverted to Denver International Airport after pressurization problem.
DENVER -

10:00pm update: Denver fire confirms one person transported. Passenger Kari Daggs told News5 that oxygen masks did not deploy during the flight.

9:45pm update: Denver fire reports that 5 ambulances have been requested. One person will be taken to the hospital after a slip and fall incident. A second person could be transported for unknown injuries.

Southwest Airlines issued this statement:

"Flight #100 from Las Vegas to Milwaukee diverted to Denver due to a pressurization issue. The flight with six crew and 175 passengers landed safely at Denver at 8:30 p.m. local time. We do not know at this time the extent or number of any injuries onboard. The Boeing 737 -800 aircraft will be taken out of service and inspected, and we'll accommodate the flight to Milwaukee with another aircraft, scheduled to arrive about two hours late."

ORIGINAL STORY:

A pressurization problem on board a Southwest Airlines jet forced a Southwest Airlines jet to divert to Denver International Airport Friday evening, 9NEWS in Denver reported.

Southwest Airlines flight 100 from Las Vegas to Milwaukee landed at DIA just before 9 o'clock. Unconfirmed scanner traffic from the airport indicated that as many as 13 passengers were treated and one taken to the hospital.

Radio traffic indicated Southwest was bringing in a second aircraft to take passengers on to Milwaukee.

Stay with News5 for more on this breaking story.

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