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QFA974 Squawking 7700

Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:06 am

Qantas 974 from BNE to TSV is squawking 7700 and maneuvering at 9K feet or so around Rockhampton after descending abruptly. Pressurization issue maybe?

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/Q.../20130129/0355Z/YBBN/YBTL/tracklog


Aircraft in question is VH-VXE

[Edited 2013-01-28 21:12:40]
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RE: QFA974 Squawking 7700

Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:31 pm

Quoting KDTWflyer (Thread starter):
Pressurization issue maybe?

Yes, Qantas confirmed that the crew noticed the Boeing 737-800 "was not maintaining its normal cabin pressure". The captain initiated a descent, deployed oxygen masks and advised the passengers that the aircraft would divert to Rockhampton. A replacement aircraft was arranged to carry the passengers to their destination.
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