Shawna Redden was one of 118 passengers on board Southwest flight 812 from Phoenix to Sacramento last night when, for unknown reasons, a six-foot hole ripped into the side of the plane. Not quite there with Lost, but anyway. Cabin pressure dropped rapidly and oxygen masked dropped, and the crew was forced to make an emergency landing in Yuma, Arizona. For Redden’s part, she tweeted pictures during the emergency and managed to keep her followers informed as the plane made a rapid but safe descent. Thankfully, no one was seriously hurt.
Yuma International Airport director Craig Williams assured the AP that these things “are rare, but not unheard of,” and air travel remains one of the safest forms of travel. Still, if Redden’s blog post is anything to go by, I might be a little spooked. [Mashable]