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(DALLAS) — A United Express flight was diverted to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Wednesday night after its pilots reported a loss of cabin pressure at an altitude of 30,000 feet, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Flight 6183 — an Embraer 175 aircraft operated by Mesa Airlines — was en route to San Antonio, Texas, from Washington-Dulles International Airport. The loss of pressure occurred in the vicinity of Texarkana, Texas, the FAA said.

“The aircraft…made an emergency descent to 10,000 feet,” the FAA said in a statement. “The flight diverted to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, where it landed at 8:22 p.m. Central Time without further incident.” The agency said it will investigate the incident.

In a statement, Mesa Airlines attributed the flight’s diversion to a “pressurization issues,” adding, “the aircraft landed safely and passengers will be accommodated on other flights.”

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