29 Sep '13, 12am
I remember seeing in-cabin pics tweeted from this 2011 SW flight, so crappy rivets caused structural failure:
Southwest Airlines, Flight 812 Yuma, Arizona April 1, 2011 NTSB Number: AAB-13-02 Adopted: September 24, 2013 PDF Executive Summary On April 1, 2011, about 1558 mountain standard time (MST),1 a Boeing 737-3H4, N632SW, operating as Southwest Airlines flight 812 experienced a rapid decompression while climbing through flight level 340. The flight crew conducted an emergency descent and diverted to Yuma International Airport (NYL), Yuma, Arizona. Of the 5 crewmembers and 117 passengers on board, one crewmember and one nonrevenue off-duty airline employee passenger sustained minor injuries. The airplane sustained substantial damage; postaccident inspection revealed that a section of fuselage skin about 60 inches long by 8 inches wide had fractured and flapped open on the upper left side above the wing. The flight was conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulat...