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Singapore Airlines B744 Depressurisation  
User currently offlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2397 posts, RR: 25
Posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1317 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.

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User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13745 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1259 times:

Ja, was discussed earlier. Sorry! It's somewhere in the back if you just click list more messages or whatever.


Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2397 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1229 times:

Yeah, but no technical details.

User currently offlineCx74b From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1189 times:

Good work AJ! Keep it up!

P.S Interesting to see how promoptly Singapore_Air replied to the post!


User currently offlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2397 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1181 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.


User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13745 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1146 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.



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User currently offlineThe Coachman From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 1431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1118 times:

Additional details include the fact that the aircraft involved was 9V-SPP, apparently one of the NEWEST B744's that SQ has had delivered......

The Coachman



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User currently offlineAnother777Fan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1086 times:

It spent a good 3 weeks in the hangar before it was put into service. No idea why.

User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1070 times:

Hi AJ and all,

Registration of the aircraft is either SPM or SPQ. I try to get it right and post it here.

alvin



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User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1066 times:

It is still at Qantas jet base, it's 9V-SPP, SQ's second newest B744 and the newest B744 in service, delivered barely a few months ago.

alvin



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User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1062 times:

Must have been a "Monday Morning Special"  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Charles


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