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Flight diverted to DIA after cabin pressure issue

The cabin oxygen masks deployed, and the plane landed safely in Denver.

DENVER — Delta Airlines flight 339 from Atlanta to Seattle was diverted to Denver International Airport Monday night after a cabin pressure issue. 

The Boeing 757 was flying from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport when a cabin pressure issue happened, the airline said. The cabin oxygen masks that are part of the plane's safety systems deployed.

It's not clear what caused the pressure issue.

The flight crew carried out a controlled descent to 10,000 feet and landed the plane at DIA just after 7 p.m. 

Delta said 185 passengers, two pilots, and five flight attendants were on the flight. 

A Denver Health spokesperson said paramedics evaluated four or five people at the airport for symptoms including lightheadedness and shortness of breath. Two or three of those people were taken to the hospital and are expected to be OK.

“Safety is always top of mind for Delta people as we serve our customers," a Delta spokesperson said in a statement. "We apologize to our customers for the delay in their travels this evening and our teams are working to get them to their final destinations as quickly as possible.”

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