WebHeader_Grove.jpg
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
LIMITED TIME OFFER: Give today and we'll send you the popular purple finch mug plus another thank you gift.

More Questions Than Answers After Emergency Landing

Emergency vehicles surround a SkyWest Airlines plane, operating as United Express, that made an emergency landing at Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in Cheektowaga, N.Y. A SkyWest spokeswoman said one passenger aboard Flight 5622, lost consciousness and the pilots rapidly descended "out of an abundance of caution." (Gary Wiepert/AP)
Emergency vehicles surround a SkyWest Airlines plane, operating as United Express, that made an emergency landing at Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in Cheektowaga, N.Y. A SkyWest spokeswoman said one passenger aboard Flight 5622, lost consciousness and the pilots rapidly descended "out of an abundance of caution." (Gary Wiepert/AP)

The mystery persists over just what happened on the SkyWest Airlines flight that made an emergency landing last night in Buffalo. The flight from Chicago had been scheduled to land in Hartford, Connecticut.

Passengers passed out, and the pilot quickly descended to a lower elevation. Some believed it was to correct an air pressure problem, but the airline later said there was no air pressure problem. Clive Irving joins Here & Now’s Robin Young with the latest on the investigation.

Guest

  • Clive Irving, aviation expert and contributor to The Daily Beast.

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.