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(NEWSER) – A Dallas-bound American Airlines flight that departed from San Francisco International Airport turned around and made an emergency landing after some of the cabin's wall panels cracked loose, terrifying passengers, aviation and airlines officials say.

The captain of the Boeing 757 decided to turn around an hour into the flight because of a possible blown air duct; he managed to land safely back at San Francisco, an airline spokesman says. Even though the plane's problem was related to pressurization, the cabin did not lose pressure and oxygen masks did not deploy, the spokesman says.

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