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Re: FlySafair plane makes emergency landing after cabin pressure malfunction

Unread post by Antman » Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:44 pm

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Hi. I was on board that flight. 2 loud noises heard 10 seconds apart just before they leveled out and oxygen masks deployed. Noise came from underneath the aircraft. Similar sounds to when they are loading luggage and throw a heavy suitcase into the plane. Thudding sounds. When I heard it I knew that something was not right. 10 seconds later all was confirmed when we started a rapid descent. Scary stuff i can tell you. Pitch dark so no visual references. Was thankful to touch down 30 minutes later.
So something went technically wrong with aircraft.
All Pax Ok if a bit shaken up, aircraft back in service.

Well done too the crew involved, they obviously did a good job!!!
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Re: FlySafair plane makes emergency landing after cabin pressure malfunction

Unread post by MadMacs » Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:31 pm

GuyS wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:39 pm
Hi. I was on board that flight. 2 loud noises heard 10 seconds apart just before they leveled out and oxygen masks deployed. Noise came from underneath the aircraft. Similar sounds to when they are loading luggage and throw a heavy suitcase into the plane. Thudding sounds. When I heard it I knew that something was not right. 10 seconds later all was confirmed when we started a rapid descent. Scary stuff i can tell you. Pitch dark so no visual references. Was thankful to touch down 30 minutes later.
Hi GuyS, was there any smell or smoke in the cabin and did the air pressure drop?
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Re: Safair Emergency

Unread post by Airwayfreak » Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:19 am

Richard007 wrote:
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Seems Safair keeps having these.
No more than any other operation
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Re: FlySafair plane makes emergency landing after cabin pressure malfunction

Unread post by Romeo E.T. » Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:25 pm

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=229107

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The aircraft took off from runway 19 at Cape Town Airport as flight SFR461 to Duran. After take-off, it turned out left. At approximately 18:15 UTC with the aircraft passing through 10500 feet above the ground, the aircraft was cleared by the radar controller to climb to FL330, which was acknowledged by the crew.
At approximately 18:24 UTC the aircraft was climbing through FL310. Then the flight crew members heard two loud noises originating from the rear of the aircraft. Immediately afterward the pressurization indicated a gradual climb in the cabin and a few seconds later it became uncontrollable and a Cabin Altitude Warning activated. The crew then initiated the memory items for a rapid descent.
The aircraft was cleared for the emergency descent and commenced with a right descending turn to FL100. At approximately 18:31 the crew levelled off the aircraft at FL100 and were given vectors back to Cape Town by the radar controller. During the emergency descent the oxygen masks deployed automatically in the cabin as this was confirmed by the cabin crew. The two flight crew members used their oxygen masks during the incident. The crew then assessed the situation but could not determine exactly what had happened at that stage.
The aircraft landed safely on runway 19 at approximately 18:57. No one on-board the aircraft was injured.
An inspection of the aircraft later showed that a section of the aft cargo door pressure seal had failed. During the decompression, inside of the aft cargo hold area, a section of the had ceiling partially collapsed.
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Re: FlySafair plane makes emergency landing after cabin pressure malfunction

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Re: FlySafair plane makes emergency landing after cabin pressure malfunction

Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:30 pm

2.1.7 The last maintenance inspection (C-check) that was carried out on the aircraft prior to the incident flight was certified on 8 August 2019 at 62 581.00 airframe hours.
Following the inspection, a further 97.5 hours were flown with the aircraft.
How many times was the door opened, closed and pressurized in the 97.5 hours since last inspection?
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Re: FlySafair plane makes emergency landing after cabin pressure malfunction

Unread post by Slick » Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:47 pm

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2.1.7 The last maintenance inspection (C-check) that was carried out on the aircraft prior to the incident flight was certified on 8 August 2019 at 62 581.00 airframe hours.
Following the inspection, a further 97.5 hours were flown with the aircraft.
How many times was the door opened, closed and pressurized in the 97.5 hours since last inspection?
Probably around 50 times.
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Re: FlySafair plane makes emergency landing after cabin pressure malfunction

Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:08 pm

Thanks Slick
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Re: FlySafair plane makes emergency landing after cabin pressure malfunction

Unread post by Fred Bebington » Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:33 am

Rare Bird, which Velvet Sky aircraft were you referring to? I was VZ’s Safety Manager and remember there was a turn back due to the door seal not sealing properly. Can’t remember if there was a decompression, but having been on another flight, where the same thing happened, I can say that the noise was certainly rather “scary” and the pax were not happy. Fortunately our training captain (paxing) was able to somehow sort out the problem and the flight continued.
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Re: FlySafair plane makes emergency landing after cabin pressure malfunction

Unread post by MadMacs » Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:15 pm

I see a Delta Airlines flight has just had an identical incident.
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Re: FlySafair plane makes emergency landing after cabin pressure malfunction

Unread post by PST » Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:30 am

Can someone please help me understand why the most credible source our national Aviation Authority could find for factual technical data on the aircraft, and scientific aviation-related terminology, such as cabin pressurisation, is Wikipedia????

Imagine submitting a manual to the SACAA for approval, for example, a Minimum Equipment List, and citing Wikipedia as the credible source document????? Or submitting your MPI form citing Wikipedia instead of the OEM data as the source???? [-(

Or is it just me....?
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Re: FlySafair plane makes emergency landing after cabin pressure malfunction

Unread post by Deanw » Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:22 am

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Or is it just me....?
Not you. Most credible higher educational institutions will fail you for submitting a paper that cites Wikipedia.
How come every time my ship comes in I'm at the airport?

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