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C-5 Makes Unscheduled Landing at Westover

WestoverCHICOPEE, Mass. (wggb) – A military aircraft made an unscheduled landing at Westover Air Force Base at approximately 2:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon, on a flight from Germany.

The C-5 B was returning from overseas when it experienced a pressure problem while flying at 34,000 feet.

“A C-5 B assigned to Westover Air Reserve Base was returning from overseas en route to Dover Air Force Base at 34,000 feet with 25 crew and passengers when the aircraft experienced a loss of pressurization shortly after 11 a.m. while over the Atlantic Ocean. As a precaution, the aircraft was diverted to Westover ARB for maintenance actions,” said Lt. Col. James Bishop, Chief of Westover’s Public Affairs in a statement.

The base says a young woman was taken to a local hospital with a minor injury, but there was no in-flight emergency reported. Crews from Westover stood by as part of a standard safety measure.