KLM plane makes unplanned landing in Italy after cabin pressure drop

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A KLM Embraer 190 in Trondheim, Norway (Alasdair McLellan/Wikimedia). A KLM Embraer 190 in Trondheim, Norway (Alasdair McLellan/Wikimedia)

KLM flight KL941 from Schiphol to Cagliari on Sardinia had to make an unplanned landing in Genoa, Italy on Sunday due to air pressure problems. "Passengers were never in danger", a spokesperson for the Dutch airline said to RTL Nieuws. 

"There was a decompression on board, the air pressure in the cabin changed", the KLM spokesperson said. This triggered the oxygen masks to come down. The pilot took the plane down to a lower air layer and landed at the nearest airport, in Genoa. The decompression was caused by a technical defect.

"There was no panic on board", the spokesperson said to the broadcaster. All passengers remained calm and the plane landed without incident. 

Some concerns were raised about the flight on social media, because the plane disappeared from the flight radar for a while, according to RTL. 

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