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U.S. military plane loses air pressure over Atlantic, is diverted

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(CNN) — A U.S. military aircraft suffered an unexpected loss of air pressure Saturday morning over the Atlantic Ocean, prompting it to be diverted “as a precaution,” an Air Force spokesman said.

The C-5, a military cargo plane then carrying 25 passengers and crew, was 34,000 feet high “when the aircraft experienced a loss of pressurization shortly after 11 a.m.,” said 1st Lt. Andre Bowser, a spokesman at Westover Air Force Base in Massachusetts.

The plane was supposed to go to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, but instead was redirected to Westover, Bowser said. The C-5 was diverted to that base where it is currently assigned — “for maintenance,” he said.

“No injuries were reported, and no in-flight emergency was declared,” Bowser said.

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