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Aloha Airlines 737 Loses Pressure Over Hawaii  
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13744 posts, RR: 19
Posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2597 times:

(Not an article)

An Aloha 737 with 107 pax on board lost pressure last Sunday and descended from FL150 to 5 000 ft from HNL to Kahului.

Intense pain was reported among the passengers unfortunately. The cabin was very cold for two minutes as the crew sought to re-control the 737.

22 people wanted hospital attention for minor injuries.

More can be found at the CNN website by clicking the link.


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User currently offlineHawkeye2 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2524 times:

This is not a drill: ordeal on Flight 222

One minute secure, the next confronted with the prospect of death, 254 passengers on SIA Flight 222 endured seven fearful minutes over NSW this week. Philip Cornford reports on their fate.

The only warning was a popping sensation in their ears. Then oxygen masks dropped out of their panels and dangled in front of their faces.

It was 5.46pm on Tuesday. In that moment, 254 passengers on Singapore Airlines Flight 222 out of Sydney were confronted with the worst fears of air travellers, a potentially life-threatening situation beyond their control. No longer passengers, they were captives of fate, powerless to do anything to help themselves. Except stay calm.

"This is an emergency. This is not a drill," a recorded message droned. For the next seven minutes, it repeated the message continuously.

In that time, the passengers - and the cabin crew - had no idea of what the emergency was, or what their fate would be. Strapped in their seats, they could only pray and hope.

"They were seven minutes of tremendous anxiety," said Singapore Airlines spokesman Stephen Forshaw.

Captain Kwon and his flight deck crew were too busy making an emergency descent to reassure the passengers, dropping the Boeing 747-400 at a vertical rate of 1.3 kilometres a minute.

The crisis was a drop in cabin pressurisation. For several minutes, cabin crew had been reporting that passengers were complaining of "popping ears" and that they had the same troubling sensation themselves - a sure sign of decompression.

Flight deck instruments confirmed their fears. Although Flight 222 was at 36,000 feet (about 11,000 metres), the air pressure inside the plane was maintained at 6,000 feet. But it had risen to 9,000 feet, there was no explanation for the fault, and it was likely to keep rising, possibly past 14,000 feet, the altitude at which humans require oxygen masks to survive.

Captain Kwon did not wait to give a warning. He activated the oxygen masks. Fortunately, the aircraft had been passing through turbulence, so passengers and cabin crew were strapped in their seat belts.

Excerpt from http://www.smh.com.au/news/0111/10/national/national13.html


User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13744 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2504 times:

I know exactly what you are intending to do and the stuff I posted was news. So don't try and make it a war.


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User currently offlineACA330 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 146 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2472 times:

Excuse me hawkeye2, I hope I am not disturbing you,
but what exactly does your post have to do with this
very recent event over Hawaii ??

Please advise, or better yet, just stick to the thread at hand, or kindly refrain from posting.

Thank-you.


User currently offlineHawkeye2 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2424 times:

1. The Aloha event happened 4 days ago, not all that recent, and has been posted before.

2. I wanted to point out to Singapore_Air that this happens to all airlines, yes, even SIA.


User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13744 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2419 times:

1. Sorry for the double post.

2. I take offense to the fact that you think that I don't know that it has hapenned to SIA. FYI, the same thing happenned over a Indonesian volcano in the late 80s where all 4 engines of a Boeing 747 shut down. I am disappointed at your sterotype of me.



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User currently offlineHawkeye2 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2405 times:

Sorry about that, Singapore_Air.

User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13744 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2352 times:

No problem  Big thumbs up


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