Fifteen more flights in and out of San Francisco were canceled Sunday after a hole tore open in a Southwest Airlines plane and the aircraft depressurized as it left Arizona on Friday, a duty manager at San Francisco International Airport said.
Hundreds of flights were canceled and 79 planes were grounded after a 3-foot hole ripped in the top of a plane carrying 118 passengers toward Sacramento from Phoenix, Ariz., at about 3:25 p.m. Friday.
Pilots of Flight 812 worked quickly to land the plane in Yuma, Ariz., while oxygen masks dropped down to allow passengers to breathe during the depressurization, according to Southwest Airlines.
The plane landed a short time later in Yuma. A flight attendant and at least one passenger suffered minor injuries in the commotion, and they were treated and released once on the ground. No one was taken to a hospital, officials said.
Airline management canceled more than 300 flights on Saturday, which caused a ripple effect of travel delays in the Bay Area and throughout California.
"People are getting rebooked. They're managing it," Lily Wang, duty manager at San Francisco International Airport said Sunday.
"Every so often you see a line, but that's expected," she said.
Airline officials are working with the National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration to identify and solve any issues with the type of aircraft that malfunctioned.
Nineteen planes underwent intense inspection since 4 p.m. Sunday, and nothing wrong was found with them. Crews returned those planes to service, according to the airline.
The type of plane being inspected -- called a Boeing 737 -- make up about 548 of Southwest Airlines' fleet.
The investigation is expected to last for several days.
All passengers onboard Flight 812 received a full refund and two complimentary roundtrip passes for future flights with Southwest, along with an apology from the company.