Schmidt on faulty Delta flight
Rep. Jean Schmidt was one of the 28 passengers on the Delta Airlines flight from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) to Washington, D.C., yesterday morning that had to return to the airport because of a report that the cabin had lost pressure.
The flight took off at 7:55 a.m., but pilots received a warning about possible decompression of the cabin, so it returned to the airport in Hebron, Ky., landing at 9:12 a.m. without incident, Delta spokeswoman Gina Laughlin said. There was no loss of cabin pressure, she said.
The flight was canceled and passengers onboard the Boeing 737-200 were put on the next flight at 10:35 a.m.
According to Schmidt spokesman John Ashbrook, the Miami Township Republican was not hurt. She was able to get on a later flight to Washington, and since the House didn’t hold votes until 6:30 p.m. last night, she “didn’t miss a thing,” Ashbrook said.