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Has Your Cabin Ever Been Depressurised?  
User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Posted (8 years 2 months 3 days ago) and read 3860 times:

In the safety instructions, one always hears of the possibility of depressurization of the aircraft with oxygen masks coming out.
Has such an event ever occured to you. If yes, we you told the reason for it and wahat was the general atmosphere on board ?

Regards BM


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User currently offlineAlaska737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1063 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3853 times:

One time I was flying an AS MD-80 from SEA-ANC, this was about 1995-ish. We took off and flew for about 15 minutes when the pilot told us that the planes pressurization system failed. we were probably at about 10000-15000 ft. i noticed no difference and no one needed any medical assistance when we landed.

User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3834 times:

Yup . . . never on a commercial flight . . . but on Mil-Air - all the time.

I was airborne in a C-130 over Cook Inlet headed to ADQ some years ago and we 'lost' the seal on a rear jump door. No worries, quick descent and we were fine. VFR flight conditions that day.

And another C-130 out near OME a year or so later . . . we descended and then opened the rear ramp so some crazy people with parachutes strapped to themselves could get out.  no  faint 

So, one controlled and one not. Either way, a non-event really.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3814 times:

Only during routine Maintenance Checks.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4898 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3787 times:

All the time! Otherwise there'd be some serious issues when the door's opened at the gate  Wink


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User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3773 times:

Quoting RootsAir (Thread starter):
one always hears of the possibility of depressurization of the aircraft with oxygen masks coming out.



Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 4):
All the time! Otherwise there'd be some serious issues when the door's opened at the gate Wink

never realised the oxygen masks fall down when they open the door bouncy 



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User currently offlineVC10 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1412 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3767 times:

Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 4):
All the time! Otherwise there'd be some serious issues when the door's opened at the gate

I think you will find that to allow the door to be opened at the gate, the cabin has to have been pressurized from what it was at cruise.

Have run the cabin height up to about 20,000ft on a test flight, using supplementary oxygen, and it seemed OK, but there again I was just sitting down. Found it to really interfered with the smoking though  Yeah sure

On climb out of Entebbe once had a short on the electrical bus bar which controlled the pressurization, so closing the discharge valves, and for a short time the cabin went down the mine. What made it worst was it was at night and the cockpit main lighting came off that bus bar too so we were in semi darkness

little vc10


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11701 posts, RR: 60
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3766 times:

Am I right in thinking that Ryanair's old B732 aircraft were not allowed to fly any higher than 22,000ft because of pressurisation problems? I flew MAN-DUB on one and it felt like I could hear air rushing in through the gap in the cabin interior, not a good flight but I didn't notice any problem with the pressurisation even though we were at a restricted altitude.

Dan Smile



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3645 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 7):
Am I right in thinking that Ryanair's old B732 aircraft were not allowed to fly any higher than 22,000ft because of pressurisation problems

That would be a serious leak.Are you sure.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineKelebek From Austria, joined Oct 2006, 60 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3609 times:

this (recent) thread could be interesting for you, even the title doesn't sound like it would - just follow the discussion, it's getting quite specialiced about decompression:

Emergency Landing On YouTube (by NWADC9 Oct 30 2006 in Civil Aviation)


User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3603 times:

Quoting RootsAir (Thread starter):
Has such an event ever occured to you.

Yup...

Quoting RootsAir (Thread starter):
the reason for it

I was onboard cleaning the aircraft for the next flight and the crew just got onboard and was preflight-ing the cockpit... I heard the PIC ask "What the hell is this switch set like this?" He must have bumped it or flipped it or something, then all the masks came down...

Quoting RootsAir (Thread starter):
wahat was the general atmosphere on board ?

The PIC was a little irked...his first sentence spoke aloud had more adjectives then verbs, nouns, and adverbs combined...


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