LATAM Airlines Brazil, Loss of Cabin Pressure

A LATAM Airlines Brazil Airbus A320-200, registration PR-MAP performing flight JJ-9615 from Santiago (Chile) to Sao Paulo Guarulhos,SP (Brazil), was enroute at FL390 about 70nm east of Cordoba,CD (Argentina) when the crew initiated an emergency descent due to the loss of cabin pressure and indication the cabin pressure safety valve had opened. The aircraft levelled off at FL100, turned around and diverted to Cordoba for a safe landing on runway 18 about 25 minutes after leaving FL390, the passenger oxygen masks had not been released. Following the replacement of the valve the aircraft was able to continue the flight the following day and reached Sao Paulo with a delay of 20.5 hours. Source

Germanwings, Chemical Odour

A Germanwings Airbus A319-100, registration D-AGWM performing flight 4U-7402 from Hamburg (Germany) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (France), was descending through FL120 towards Paris when a strong chemical odour occurred on board of the aircraft. Both flight crew donned their oxygen masks and continued for a safe landing on runway 27R about 14 minutes later. The aircraft remained on the ground for 48 hours, positioned to Dusseldorf, remained again on the ground and resumed service about 72 hours after landing in Paris. According to information The Aviation Herald received the captain feared he might lose consciousness prompting both flight crew to don their oxygen masks. Germany's BFU rep

Rossiya, Cabin did Not Pressurize

A Rossiya Boeing 737-800 on behalf of Aeroflot, registration VQ-BJX performing flight SU-6551 from Moscow Vnukovo to Sochi (Russia) with 157 people on board, was climbing through FL145 out of Moscow when the crew rapidly descended the aircraft due to a cabin pressure warning. The aircraft entered a hold at FL070, then landed back at Vnukovo Airport about 45 minutes after departure. A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration VQ-BPX reached Sochi with a delay of 4 hours. On Apr 12th 2017 Rosaviatsia reported the cabin did not pressurize due to incorrect closure of the cabin door which left a gap between door and door opening. A malfunction in the door mechanics contributed. Rosaviatsia issu

GoJet Canadair, Cracked Windscreen

A Gojet Canadair CRJ-700 on behalf of Delta Airlines, registration N369CA performing flight G7-6202/DL-6202 from Saint Louis,MO to Minneapolis,MN (USA), was climbing out of Saint Louis' runway 12L when a bird impacted the windshield at about 4500 feet MSL causing the windshield to crack. The crew stopped the climb at about 5000 feet and returned to Saint Louis for a safe landing on runway 12R about 10 minutes after departure. The FAA reported the aircraft received unknown windshield damage as result of the bird strike. Source: http://avherald.com/h?article=4a3fcc94&opt=0

ViveAeroBus, Smoke in Cabin

A VivaAeroBus Airbus A320-200, registration XA-VAK performing flight VB-3700 from Mexico City to Tijuana (Mexico), was descending towards Tijuana when smoke occurred in the passenger cabin. The aircraft continued for a safe landing. Mexico's AIB rated the occurrence a serious incident and opened an investigation. Source: http://avherald.com/h?article=4a4b8101&opt=0

Canadair, Loss of Cabin Pressure

An Air Canada Airbus A330-300, registration C-GHLM performing flight AC-111 from Montreal,QC to Vancouver,BC (Canada), was enroute at FL400 about 120nm east of Vancouver when the crew received a "ENG 2 BLEED FAULT" indication, declared emergency reporting the loss of cabin pressure and initiated an emergency descent to minimum safe altitude. Descending through 13,000 feet the operation of the #2 engine bleed air system could be restored. The passenger oxygen masks were not released. The aircraft continued for a safe landing in Vancouver about 25 minutes later. The Canadian TSB reported the aircraft had been dispatched under minimum equipment list requirements with the left hand engine's bl

Jetstar Asia, Cabin Ventilation Issue

A Jetstar Asia Airbus A320-200, registration 9V-JSR performing flight 3K-535 from Singapore (Singapore) to Phuket (Thailand), was climbing through FL240 out of Singapore when the crew initiated a rapid descent to FL100 and returned to Singapore for a safe landing about 50 minutes after departure. The airline reported a ventilation issue prompted the precautionary return to Singapore. A replacement Airbus A320-200 registration 9V-JSI reached Phuket with a delay of 3 hours. Source: http://avherald.com/h?article=4a3db39d&opt=0

Volaris, Burning Odour and Smoke

A Volaris Airbus A320-200, registration XA-VLC performing flight Y4-165 from Mexicali to Culiacan (Mexico), was accelerating for takeoff from Mexicali's runway 28 when a burning odour became noticeable in the cabin, subsequently smoke was observed. The flight crew stopped the climb at 6000 feet and returned to Mexicali for a safe landing on runway 28 about 15 minutes after departure. Mexico's AIB rated the occurrence a serious incident and opened an investigation. The occurrence aircraft was able to depart again after about 2.5 hours on the ground and reached Culiacan with a delay of 2.5 hours. Source: http://avherald.com/h?article=4a4b8281&opt=0

TUI Airlines, Cracked Windscreen

A TUI Airlines Belgium Embraer ERJ-190, registration OO-JEM performing charter flight TB-6793 from Liege (Belgium) to Alicante,SP (Spain), was climbing out of Liege's runway 23L when the crew stopped the climb at FL120 reporting a cracked windshield and decided to divert to Brussels (Belgium), where the aircraft landed safely on runway 01 about 25 minutes after departure from Liege. The crew advised everything was fine and requested to taxi to the hangar. The airline reported the outer pane of the windshield cracked. A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration OO-JAX departed about 4 hours after landing of the Embraer and reached Alicante with a delay of 4.5 hours. The occurrence aircraf

Tiger Air, Smoke in Cockpit and Cabin

A Tiger Air Australia Airbus A320-200, registration VH-VNG performing flight TT-612 from Sydney,NS to Coolangatta,QL (Australia), was enroute at FL290 about 90nm southsouthwest of Coffs Harbour,NS (Australia) when the crew reported smoke in cockpit and cabin and decided to divert to Coffs Harbour. The aircraft landed safely on Coffs Harbour's runway 03 about 20 minutes later, vacated the runway and stopped. Emergency services checked the aircraft. The passengers disembarked via stairs. The remainder of the flight and the return flight TT-615 were cancelled. The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for 8 hours, then positioned back to Sydney and resumed service about 19 hours after

Malaysia Airlines, Cabin Did Not Pressurize

A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration 9M-MLS performing flight MH-1471 from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), was climbing through FL200 out of Langkawi when the crew initiated an emergency descent to FL100 due to the cabin not pressurizing properly, the passenger oxygen masks did not deploy. The aircraft continued to Kuala Lumpur on FL100 and landed safely on Kuala Lumpur's runway 32L about one hour later. A passenger reported the captain announced "emergency descent" following a violent pitch down. The passenger noticed that the cabin did not cool down after engine start. The aircraft resumed service after about 9 hours on the ground in Kuala Lumpur. Source: http://avhera

Lufthansa, Cracked Windscreen

A Lufthansa Airbus A321-200, registration D-AISO performing flight LH-1452 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Moscow Domodedovo (Russia), was descending towards Moscow when the crew reported a cracked windshield after the windshield had overheated. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Domodedovo's runway 14R about 30 minutes later. The airline confirmed the incident, the windshield is being replaced in Moscow. The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Moscow 15 hours after landing. Source: http://avherald.com/h?article=4a38e804&opt=0

KLM, Cargo Smoke Indication

A KLM Boeing 747-400, registration PH-BFL performing flight KL-714 (dep Jan 14th) from Paramaribo (Suriname) to Amsterdam (Netherlands) with 428 people on board, was descending through FL250 towards Amsterdam when the crew received a cargo hold smoke indication, declared emergency and instructed emergency services to not open any doors. The crew advised they would vacate the runway and taxi to a remote stand. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on runway 06 about 18 minutes after declaring Mayday. Emergency services followed the aircraft while it vacated the runway and taxied to a near remote stand, where passengers disembarked and were bussed to the terminal. Emergency services did no

Pobeda Aviation, Cracked Windscreen

A Pobeda Boeing 737-800, registration VQ-BTJ performing flight DP-1433 from Moscow Vnukovo to Perm (Russia), was enroute at FL330 about 140nm east of Moscow when the crew decided to return to Moscow Vnukovo due to first officer's windshield having cracked. The aircraft landed safely back at Vnukovo Airport about 50 minutes after departure. Source: http://avherald.com/h?article=4a386544&opt=0

Helvetic Airways, Loss of Pressure/de-icing

A Helvetic Embraer ERJ-190 on behalf of Swiss, registration HB-JVN performing flight LX-1585 from Vienna (Austria) to Zurich (Switzerland) with 45 passengers and 5 crew, was on approach to Zurich maintaining FL200 near Kempten (Germany) when the crew received indication of loss of cabin pressure and initiated a rapid descent. The aircraft lost de-icing systems at the same time prompting the crew to declare emergency. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Zurich's runway 14 about 23 minutes after the loss of cabin pressure. Switzerland's SUST rated the occurrence a serious incident and opened an investigation Source: http://avherald.com/h?article=4a3a070f&opt=0

Germanwings, Odour

A Germanwings Airbus A320-200, registration D-AIQH performing flight 4U-2181 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Stuttgart (Germany) with 64 passengers and 6 crew, was taxiing for departure when a light nasty odour was noticed throughout the aircraft. Following departure the odour became significantly pronounced developing as a smell of old socks, that was clearly noticeable in both flight deck and the forward area of the cabin. The flight crew donned their oxygen masks, checked with the cabin which reported more or less okay, disabled the left hand engine (CFM56) bleed air and left hand air conditioning system resulting in the smell dissipating and decided to continue to Stuttgart. Enroute with

Germanwings, Fumes Onboard

A Germanwings Airbus A320-200, registration D-AIQH performing flight 4U-2181 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Stuttgart (Germany) with 64 passengers and 6 crew, was taxiing for departure when a light nasty odour was noticed throughout the aircraft. Following departure the odour became significantly pronounced developing as a smell of old socks, that was clearly noticeable in both flight deck and the forward area of the cabin. The flight crew donned their oxygen masks, checked with the cabin which reported more or less okay, disabled the left hand engine (CFM56) bleed air and left hand air conditioning system resulting in the smell dissipating and decided to continue to Stuttgart. Enroute with

Fedex, Cargo Smoke Indication

A Fedex Federal Express Boeing 757-200, registration N776FD performing freight flight FX-1590 from Memphis,TN to Rochester,MN (USA), was descending towards Rochester when the crew received a cargo smoke indication. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Rochester's runway 13. Attending emergency services found no trace of fire, heat or smoke. Rochester's Fire Department reported there was concern because the aircraft carried a load of Lithium batteries. An extensive inspection of the cargo bay however did not reveal any evidence of fire, heat or smoke. The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground 10 hours after landing. Source: http://avherald.com/h?article=4a34e7a3&opt=0

Canadair, fumes effect 8 cabin crew, 2 incapacitated

An Air Canada Boeing 777-300, registration C-FRAM performing flight AC-88 from Shanghai (China) to Toronto,ON (Canada) with 405 people on board, was enroute at 9500 meters about 140nm northnortheast of Beijing (China) when two flight attendants reported feeling ill and subsequently were unable to continue duties. 6 other flights attendants also felt unwell but continued working. The aircraft continued to Toronto for a safe landing about 11.5 hours later. The Canadian TSB reported a doctor on board monitored all cabin crew, no conclusive cause of the illnesses could be identified. The operator is monitoring the situation. Source: http://avherald.com/h?article=4a43ac36&opt=0

British Airways, Fumes in the Cockpit

A British Airways Airbus A319-100, registration G-EUPB performing flight BA-747 from Stavanger (Norway) to London Heathrow,EN (UK), was descending towards London when fumes were noticed in cockpit and cabin, the crew received an indication "VENT BLOWER FAULT". The crew continued for a safe landing on Heathrow's runway 27L. The AAIB rated the occurrence an incident and opened an investigation. Source: http://avherald.com/h?article=4a3c0ef5&opt=0

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