Depressurization cited in Delta MD-88 emergency landing

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A damaged Delta Air Lines Boeing McDonnell Douglas MD-88 made an emergency landing at Denver on May 13 after the cabin depressurized, says an initial accident report released today by the US FAA.

The one sentence brief says the crew of flight 664 from Denver to Atlanta reported a loud bang and the loss of pressurization shortly after takeoff.

The aircraft returned to Denver and landed safely, says the report. It’s damage status is listed as “substantial”.

There are no reported injuries to crew or passengers.

Denver and FAA officials have no further details. Delta did not return telephone calls requesting more information.