luisde8cd
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MIA Bound AeropostalMD80 Suffers D-pressurization

Sat Aug 26, 2006 3:19 am

A MD80 flying from MAR to MIA this morning had to perform an emergency landing in MAR where it landed safely and without problems. None of the 119 pax aboard the Mad Dog needed medical attention. The plane is leased from Ryan International Airlines.

Pax will probably be rerouted via VLN or CCS.


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Summa767
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RE: MIA Bound AeropostalMD80 Suffers D-pressurization

Sat Aug 26, 2006 3:33 am

Good that this incident had no serious consequences. One of those things that do happen (but that can go wrong, like the Helios 737).

I sure that they will be looking for the cause of the depressurisation, and looking at the rest of the MD fleet to see if things like a valve may need early replacement.
 
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RE: MIA Bound AeropostalMD80 Suffers D-pressurization

Sat Aug 26, 2006 3:55 am

Does anyone know at what altitude it happened ?
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RE: MIA Bound AeropostalMD80 Suffers D-pressurization

Sat Aug 26, 2006 4:56 am

Hmm, honestly I don't know what to think about this.

Quoting Summa767 (Reply 1):
looking at the rest of the MD fleet to see if things like a valve may need early replacement.

I don't know why I'm foreseeing some coming problems with VH, especially because that aircraft was flying to the States. Now what could really happen if they catch some more irregularities in other airplanes?

Sad to hear.

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RE: MIA Bound AeropostalMD80 Suffers D-pressurization

Sat Aug 26, 2006 5:15 am

Quoting A342 (Reply 2):
Does anyone know at what altitude it happened ?

During climb after takeoff. I'm sure they weren't too high.

Quoting 797 (Reply 3):
I don't know why I'm foreseeing some coming problems with VH, especially because that aircraft was flying to the States. Now what could really happen if they catch some more irregularities in other airplanes?

The plane is operated by Ryan International. It isn't VH's fault because the plane is wetleased.

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RE: MIA Bound AeropostalMD80 Suffers D-pressurization

Sat Aug 26, 2006 5:41 am

Just want to add that it is still not sure if the aircraft really suffered a depresurerazation. All I can see in the press is, that the captain decided to return after the instruments indicated that there might be a problem in the system. No word about that it really happened.
I am sure the reports would have been more dramatic if.... oxygen masks would have come out etc.

sources (in spanish):
http://www.prensa.com/uhora/inter_20060825094417.shtml
http://www.unionradio.com.ve/Noticias/Noticia.aspx?noticiaid=179233
http://elobservador.rctv.net/Noticia...icia.aspx?NoticiaId=201197&Tipo=35
 
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RE: MIA Bound AeropostalMD80 Suffers D-pressurization

Sat Aug 26, 2006 6:29 am

Quoting Chiguire (Reply 5):
I am sure the reports would have been more dramatic if.... oxygen masks would have come out etc.

I read elsewhere that masks had come out, but still, it seems that it was all well handled by the crew.

Quoting 797 (Reply 3):
Now what could really happen if they catch some more irregularities in other airplanes?

There is no reason to think that there will be other irregularities. But what could happen is that a decision is made to change some parts, even if they were not scheduled for replacement yet. I am sure that no consequences for VH, especially if it was operated by a US alirline.

How is VH doing anyway? I mean, financially? Any word on the new MDE flight's performance?
 
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RE: MIA Bound AeropostalMD80 Suffers D-pressurization

Sat Aug 26, 2006 6:35 am

Quoting Summa767 (Reply 6):
Any word on the new MDE flight's performance?

As far as I can see, doing pretty well now in high season. Between 90 an 120 pax depending on day. Weakest flight is Tuesday.
Same for POP now. Even better, around 140 each flight. Very very surprising as only some 2 weeks ago it looked very bad.
And more destinations (Santiago and La Romana) are announced to start in October/November already.
 
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RE: MIA Bound AeropostalMD80 Suffers D-pressurization

Sat Aug 26, 2006 6:44 am

Quoting Chiguire (Reply 5):
Just want to add that it is still not sure if the aircraft really suffered a depresurerazation.

OK, just found reports that the oxygen masks were activated.
 
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RE: MIA Bound AeropostalMD80 Suffers D-pressurization

Sat Aug 26, 2006 7:02 am

Quoting Chiguire (Reply 7):
As far as I can see, doing pretty well now in high season. Between 90 an 120 pax depending on day. Weakest flight is Tuesday.

Very true. The flight started-off with horrible performance during the first couple of months, but it was launched right in the middle of low-season, so no wonder.

However, I do believe that 6x weekly is too much for off-season periods. 4-3 weekly frequencies would be more appropriate given the market's size.


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RE: MIA Bound AeropostalMD80 Suffers D-pressurization

Sat Aug 26, 2006 7:12 am

Quoting SOUTHAMERICA (Reply 9):
Very true. The flight started-off with horrible performance during the first couple of months, but it was launched right in the middle of low-season, so no wonder.

However, I do believe that 6x weekly is too much for off-season periods. 4-3 weekly frequencies would be more appropriate given the market's size.

my mother in law traveled last week on ccs-mde flight, and she told me about a very low load, (maximum 50 passengers)
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RE: MIA Bound AeropostalMD80 Suffers D-pressurization

Sat Aug 26, 2006 8:01 am

Quoting Avianca (Reply 10):
my mother in law traveled last week on ccs-mde flight, and she told me about a very low load

My cousin traveled two weeks ago on CCS-MDE flight, and she told me about very high load.


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RE: MIA Bound AeropostalMD80 Suffers D-pressurization

Sun Aug 27, 2006 6:48 pm

Quoting Chiguire (Reply 8):
OK, just found reports that the oxygen masks were activated.

A little off the subject but related nevertheless - If oxygen masks are deployed in an emergency, from a health point of view, are new masks fitted to the a/c or are the masks just sanitised and restowed?
 
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RE: MIA Bound AeropostalMD80 Suffers D-pressurization

Mon Aug 28, 2006 8:16 am

Quoting SOUTHAMERICA (Reply 11):
My cousin traveled two weeks ago on CCS-MDE flight, and she told me about very high load.

intresting, and hopefully more and more flights will have high loads in order not to loose the nonstop flights that are perfect for me.
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RE: MIA Bound AeropostalMD80 Suffers D-pressurization

Mon Aug 28, 2006 9:09 am

Quoting Summa767 (Reply 1):
like the Helios 737

I thought the current theory on the Helios disaster is that the plane never pressurized during ascent, rather than a rapid decompression?
 
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RE: MIA Bound AeropostalMD80 Suffers D-pressurization

Wed Aug 30, 2006 2:18 pm

Quoting Lredlefsen (Reply 14):

I thought the current theory on the Helios disaster is that the plane never pressurized during ascent, rather than a rapid decompression?

Yes, I think that's correct. Lack of oxygen in the cabin caused the pilots to lose consciousness.

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