Plane lands in Texas after loss of cabin pressure

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Posted: Sep 10, 2014 7:43 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A plane has landed safely in Austin, Texas, after losing cabin pressure 20 miles away from the airport.

KVUE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1tyC57z ) that 76 people were on board a Delta Airlines subsidiary plane that took off from Austin and was headed to Los Angeles.

The plane returned to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport just before 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

No injuries were immediately reported. Loss of cabin pressure can lead to a decline in available oxygen and can become hazardous to crew and passengers.

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Information from: KVUE-TV, http://www.kvue.com