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C-5 diverted to Westover after in-flight pressurization issue

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Courtesy: Westover Air Reserve Base Courtesy: Westover Air Reserve Base

A C-5 B plane that was heading to Dover Air Force Base was diverted to Westover Air Reserve Base on Saturday.

In a statement on Westover's official Facebook page, the base said the plane was returning from overseas at 34,000 feet when it experienced a loss of pressurization just after 11 a.m.

The plane was over the Atlantic Ocean at the time of the incident.

The base said the plane and the 25 people on board were diverted to Westover as a precaution for maintenance actions.

Emergency crews were standing by as the plane landed around 2:30 p.m.

According a base press release, one young female on board was taken to a local hospital with a minor injury.

They stated that no other injuries were reported.

Officials told CBS 3 that the plane, which is one of 16 C-5 planes assigned to Westover, will stay at the base until they discover and fix whatever caused the pressurization issue.

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