Southwest Faces Cabin Pressure Issues, Leaves Passenger Bleeding From Ears

A Southwest Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Connecticut Friday after a cabin pressure issue left at least one passenger bleeding from the ears.

According to The Associated Press, Southwest Flight 1694 had just taken off from Hartford en route to Tampa International Airport in Florida when the captain was forced to call for an emergency landing at Bradley International Airport at 9:11 p.m. local time.

The incident was reportedly caused by the apparent depressurization of the cabin, which resulted in several passengers experiencing ear pain and injuries, including one actually bleeding from the ears.

The Federal Aviation Administration said ambulances were dispatched to the Connecticut airport and several passengers were treated on the scene. Despite one passenger left bleeding, authorities announced there were no serious injuries.

A Southwest spokesperson said the Boeing 737 was removed from service and the 139 impacted passengers were accommodated on another aircraft.

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