AJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2376 posts, RR: 27 Posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 826 times:
The Australian media is running reports of an emergency descent made by SQ222 from FL360 down to 10,000 feet just after departure from Sydney bound for Singapore.
Some passengers were injured.
Anyone heard any technical details of this event? The SQ rep. described it as a 'decelleration', very helpful.
AJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2376 posts, RR: 27 Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 690 times:
Erm, not quite sure what you mean.
Nowadays it is rare for an airliner to depressurise. I doubt structural failure was a factor, my interest is in EMI, whether a mobile phone or laptop may have interfered with the electronic pressurisation control.
Singapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13711 posts, RR: 21 Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 655 times:
CX74b. How depressing it is to know that you feel that 200 people on an SQ flight having ear problems after a sudden depressurisation warms your heart.
AJ: I have some new details for you if you want...
Singapore Airlines Jet Makes Emergency Landing In Sydney
SYDNEY (AP)--A Singapore Airlines (Singapore: SIAL.SI - news) Boeing 747-400 made an emergency landing at Sydney's international airport Tuesday night after its cabin suddenly lost pressure, the airline said.
Eight passengers among the more than 200 people on board flight SQ222 were treated for ear problems after the plane was forced to make a steep descent because of the lack of pressure in the cabin. Nobody was seriously injured.
"The main complaint was ear pain (but) no one remains in hospital," Singapore Airlines (P.SAL) spokesman Stephen Forshaw said.
The cabin lost pressure about 40 minutes into a flight from Sydney to Singapore at an altitude of 10,980 meters. The jet quickly descended to 3,050 meters and oxygen masks were released as a precaution as the pilot returned to Sydney.
The pilot asked for an emergency landing because of the plane's heavy fuel load.
Investigations were underway into why the plane's cabin lost pressure.
"The aircraft involved will not operate a scheduled service at this stage until our engineers are satisfied as to what caused this and that the problem has been rectified," the spokesman said.
Most passengers were put up in Sydney hotels overnight and were expected to fly to Singapore Wednesday.