A late night flight carrying seven congressmen headed back to Washington D.C. from Houston made an emergency landing at the Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans early Monday morning. The flight was diverted to the New Orleans airport after a drop in cabin pressure.
Flight 458 made a rapid descent to get to an altitude where oxygen would not be needed. They were given priority landing status and landed without incident. The plane was carrying former presidential candidate Ron Paul along with Ted Poe, John Carter, Solomon P. Ortiz, Ciro Rodriguez, and Henry Cuellar.
The congressmen were to be in Washington D.C. by 6:30 Monday morning to vote... ironically, on an aviation safety bill.