Earlier this week an American Airlines 757 en route from Miami to Boston lost cabin pressure prompting the crew and 154 passengers to don oxygen masks about half an hour into the flight. The aircraft then descended to a lower altitude from 31,000 feet, turned around and made a safe landing at Miami International Airport. There were no injuries. It is now known that the cause of the decompression was a rupture roughly two feet long and a foot wide above the aircraft’s front left cabin door The American aircraft is now out of service. Its flight-data and cockpit voice

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