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QR 821 Makes Emergency Landing  
User currently offlineOjas From United Arab Emirates, joined Mar 2008, 3142 posts, RR: 25
Posted (7 years 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3685 times:


Thankfully all passengers and crew are safe.

URUMQI, Feb. 5 (Xinhua) -- All 194 people aboard a Qatar Airway flight from Japan to Qatar were safe after the plane made a successful emergency landing at an airport in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Thursday.

The passenger plane, QR821, flying from Osaka, Japan to Doha, Qatar encountered mechanical problems at about 6:35 a.m. above Urumqi, the regional capital.

It plunged from a height of 11,000 meters to 2,000 meters in just five minutes, forcing the crew to prepare for landing at 7:22a.m. at the airport of Kashi city, according to the airport administration.

On board were 20 crew members and 174 passengers from 22 countries and regions including Japan, the Republic of Korea, the United States and Qatar. They were all safe.

The passengers were sent to nearby hotels.

Qatar Airways is sending another plane to transport the passengers.

The airport administration of Xinjiang is investigating the incident. Further details are unavailable at this time.

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User currently offlineCloudyapple From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2005, 2458 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 days ago) and read 3659 times:

Quoting Ojas (Thread starter):
11,000 meters to 2,000 meter

That's 6000fpm. It was a quick descent but it certainly did not plunge. Would it happen to be another A330?

[Edited 2009-02-05 12:56:36]

User currently offlineSeaBosDca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7013 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 days ago) and read 3592 times:

Quoting Cloudyapple (Reply 1):
Would it happen to be another A330?

A332 A7-ACM. Apparently lost cabin pressure, which would explain the quick, controlled descent. I don't know any further details.

User currently offlineSQ_EK_freak From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 1779 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 days ago) and read 3592 times:

Glad everyone's safe...would be interesting to see what comes out of this?

Quoting Cloudyapple (Reply 1):
Would it happen to be another A330?

20 crew on an A330 seems to be an awfully high number...and the flight doesn't seem to have been full (though the inbound might have been)...the crew to pax ratio sounds great though!

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User currently offlineMIgAiR54 From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 2679 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 days ago) and read 3458 times:

Quoting SQ_EK_freak (Reply 3):
20 crew on an A330 seems to be an awfully high number..

Yes it is, because the route is not so long it about 10 hours.

2-3 pilots and 17 F/A???? I think is too much, at least all of them are ok.

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