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MIA Bound AeropostalMD80 Suffers D-pressurization  
User currently offlineLuisde8cd From Pitcairn Islands, joined Aug 2004, 2574 posts, RR: 31
Posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2229 times:

A MD80 flying from MAR to MIA this morning had to perform an emergency landing in MAR where it landed safely and without problems. None of the 119 pax aboard the Mad Dog needed medical attention. The plane is leased from Ryan International Airlines.

Pax will probably be rerouted via VLN or CCS.


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Saludos desde Monterrey,
Luis

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User currently offlineSumma767 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2561 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2199 times:

Good that this incident had no serious consequences. One of those things that do happen (but that can go wrong, like the Helios 737).

I sure that they will be looking for the cause of the depressurisation, and looking at the rest of the MD fleet to see if things like a valve may need early replacement.


User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4689 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2159 times:

Does anyone know at what altitude it happened ?


Exceptions confirm the rule.
User currently offline797 From Venezuela, joined Aug 2005, 1896 posts, RR: 27
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2111 times:

Hmm, honestly I don't know what to think about this.

Quoting Summa767 (Reply 1):
looking at the rest of the MD fleet to see if things like a valve may need early replacement.

I don't know why I'm foreseeing some coming problems with VH, especially because that aircraft was flying to the States. Now what could really happen if they catch some more irregularities in other airplanes?

Sad to hear.

Cheers



Flying isn't dangerous. Crashing is what's dangerous!
User currently offlineLuisde8cd From Pitcairn Islands, joined Aug 2004, 2574 posts, RR: 31
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2083 times:

Quoting A342 (Reply 2):
Does anyone know at what altitude it happened ?

During climb after takeoff. I'm sure they weren't too high.

Quoting 797 (Reply 3):
I don't know why I'm foreseeing some coming problems with VH, especially because that aircraft was flying to the States. Now what could really happen if they catch some more irregularities in other airplanes?

The plane is operated by Ryan International. It isn't VH's fault because the plane is wetleased.

Saludos desde Monterrey,
Luis


User currently offlineChiguire From Venezuela, joined Sep 2004, 2005 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2055 times:

Just want to add that it is still not sure if the aircraft really suffered a depresurerazation. All I can see in the press is, that the captain decided to return after the instruments indicated that there might be a problem in the system. No word about that it really happened.
I am sure the reports would have been more dramatic if.... oxygen masks would have come out etc.

sources (in spanish):
http://www.prensa.com/uhora/inter_20060825094417.shtml
http://www.unionradio.com.ve/Noticias/Noticia.aspx?noticiaid=179233
http://elobservador.rctv.net/Noticia...icia.aspx?NoticiaId=201197&Tipo=35


User currently offlineSumma767 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2561 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2003 times:

Quoting Chiguire (Reply 5):
I am sure the reports would have been more dramatic if.... oxygen masks would have come out etc.

I read elsewhere that masks had come out, but still, it seems that it was all well handled by the crew.

Quoting 797 (Reply 3):
Now what could really happen if they catch some more irregularities in other airplanes?

There is no reason to think that there will be other irregularities. But what could happen is that a decision is made to change some parts, even if they were not scheduled for replacement yet. I am sure that no consequences for VH, especially if it was operated by a US alirline.

How is VH doing anyway? I mean, financially? Any word on the new MDE flight's performance?


User currently offlineChiguire From Venezuela, joined Sep 2004, 2005 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1994 times:

Quoting Summa767 (Reply 6):
Any word on the new MDE flight's performance?

As far as I can see, doing pretty well now in high season. Between 90 an 120 pax depending on day. Weakest flight is Tuesday.
Same for POP now. Even better, around 140 each flight. Very very surprising as only some 2 weeks ago it looked very bad.
And more destinations (Santiago and La Romana) are announced to start in October/November already.


User currently offlineChiguire From Venezuela, joined Sep 2004, 2005 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1974 times:

Quoting Chiguire (Reply 5):
Just want to add that it is still not sure if the aircraft really suffered a depresurerazation.

OK, just found reports that the oxygen masks were activated.


User currently offlineSOUTHAMERICA From Colombia, joined Dec 2003, 2497 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1953 times:

Quoting Chiguire (Reply 7):
As far as I can see, doing pretty well now in high season. Between 90 an 120 pax depending on day. Weakest flight is Tuesday.

Very true. The flight started-off with horrible performance during the first couple of months, but it was launched right in the middle of low-season, so no wonder.

However, I do believe that 6x weekly is too much for off-season periods. 4-3 weekly frequencies would be more appropriate given the market's size.


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User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5934 posts, RR: 40
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1937 times:

Quoting SOUTHAMERICA (Reply 9):
Very true. The flight started-off with horrible performance during the first couple of months, but it was launched right in the middle of low-season, so no wonder.

However, I do believe that 6x weekly is too much for off-season periods. 4-3 weekly frequencies would be more appropriate given the market's size.

my mother in law traveled last week on ccs-mde flight, and she told me about a very low load, (maximum 50 passengers)



Colombia es el Mundo Y el Mundo es Colombia
User currently offlineSOUTHAMERICA From Colombia, joined Dec 2003, 2497 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1896 times:

Quoting Avianca (Reply 10):
my mother in law traveled last week on ccs-mde flight, and she told me about a very low load

My cousin traveled two weeks ago on CCS-MDE flight, and she told me about very high load.


S.


User currently offlineFlymad From South Africa, joined Jun 2006, 207 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1730 times:

Quoting Chiguire (Reply 8):
OK, just found reports that the oxygen masks were activated.

A little off the subject but related nevertheless - If oxygen masks are deployed in an emergency, from a health point of view, are new masks fitted to the a/c or are the masks just sanitised and restowed?


User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5934 posts, RR: 40
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1605 times:

Quoting SOUTHAMERICA (Reply 11):
My cousin traveled two weeks ago on CCS-MDE flight, and she told me about very high load.

intresting, and hopefully more and more flights will have high loads in order not to loose the nonstop flights that are perfect for me.



Colombia es el Mundo Y el Mundo es Colombia
User currently offlineLredlefsen From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 151 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1569 times:

Quoting Summa767 (Reply 1):
like the Helios 737

I thought the current theory on the Helios disaster is that the plane never pressurized during ascent, rather than a rapid decompression?


User currently offlineLuisde8cd From Pitcairn Islands, joined Aug 2004, 2574 posts, RR: 31
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1441 times:

Quoting Lredlefsen (Reply 14):

I thought the current theory on the Helios disaster is that the plane never pressurized during ascent, rather than a rapid decompression?

Yes, I think that's correct. Lack of oxygen in the cabin caused the pilots to lose consciousness.

Saludos desde Monterrey,
Luis


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