Air Berlin plane in emergency landing in Spain

29th May 2010, Comments 0 comments

Two stewardesses required medical care after an Air Berlin flight made an emergency landing Saturday on Spain's Balearic Islands due to a loss of cabin pressure, airport and airline officials said.

Flight AB7655 from Valencia landed without incident at Palma de Mallorca airport with about 150 passengers on board, said Air Berlin's director for Spain and Portugal, Alvaro Middelmann.

Two crew members had reported feeling sick due to the loss of pressure just minutes before the plane landed and were treated at the airport, which was the flight's destination, he told the Europa Press news agency.

Ambulances and fire trucks were on standby as the plane made its emergency landing at the airport, Spain's third busiest in terms of passenger traffic, as a precaution, an airport spokeswoman told AFP.

Palma is a major hub for Air Berlin, Germany's second biggest airline.

© 2010 AFP

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