AJ
Topic Author
Posts: 2295
Joined: Wed Nov 03, 1999 3:54 pm

Singapore Airlines B744 Depressurisation

Wed Nov 07, 2001 8:13 am

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.
 
SInGAPORE_AIR
Posts: 11621
Joined: Mon Nov 13, 2000 4:06 am

RE: Singapore Airlines B744 Depressurisation

Wed Nov 07, 2001 8:17 am

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.
 
AJ
Topic Author
Posts: 2295
Joined: Wed Nov 03, 1999 3:54 pm

RE: Singapore Airlines B744 Depressurisation

Wed Nov 07, 2001 8:21 am

Yeah, but no technical details.
 
cx74b
Posts: 40
Joined: Fri Oct 26, 2001 11:18 am

RE: Singapore Airlines B744 Depressurisation

Wed Nov 07, 2001 9:39 am

Good work AJ! Keep it up!

P.S Interesting to see how promoptly Singapore_Air replied to the post!
 
AJ
Topic Author
Posts: 2295
Joined: Wed Nov 03, 1999 3:54 pm

RE: Singapore Airlines B744 Depressurisation

Wed Nov 07, 2001 9:43 am

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
Posts: 11621
Joined: Mon Nov 13, 2000 4:06 am

RE: Singapore Airlines B744 Depressurisation

Wed Nov 07, 2001 4:57 pm

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.
Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
 
The Coachman
Posts: 1192
Joined: Sun Apr 29, 2001 9:57 pm

RE: Singapore Airlines B744 Depressurisation

Wed Nov 07, 2001 5:44 pm

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
M88, 722, 732, 733, 734, 73G, 73H, 742, 743, 744, 752, 762, 763, 772, 773, 77W, 320, 332, 333, 345, 388, DH8, SF3 - want
 
Guest

RE: Singapore Airlines B744 Depressurisation

Wed Nov 07, 2001 8:04 pm

It spent a good 3 weeks in the hangar before it was put into service. No idea why.
 
Mr.BA
Posts: 3310
Joined: Sun Sep 24, 2000 12:26 pm

RE: Singapore Airlines B744 Depressurisation

Wed Nov 07, 2001 9:12 pm

Hi AJ and all,

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

alvin
Boeing747 万岁!
 
Mr.BA
Posts: 3310
Joined: Sun Sep 24, 2000 12:26 pm

RE: Singapore Airlines B744 Depressurisation

Wed Nov 07, 2001 9:14 pm

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
Boeing747 万岁!
 
cfalk
Posts: 10221
Joined: Mon Dec 04, 2000 6:38 pm

RE: Singapore Airlines B744 Depressurisation

Wed Nov 07, 2001 9:21 pm

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

Charles
The only thing you should feel when shooting a terrorist: Recoil.

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos