Anda Air, Cabin Failed to Pressurize

An Anda Air McDonnel Douglas MD-83, registration UR-CPB performing flight 5G-2521 from Kiev Zhuliany (Ukraine) to Antalya (Turkey), was climbing out of Zhulyani Airport's runway 26 when the crew stopped the climb at about 8000 feet due to a problem with the cabin pressurization and returned to Zhulyani for a safe landing on runway 26 about 20 minutes after departure. The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for about 6:20 hours, then departed again and reached Antalya with a delay of 7 hours. Source: http://www.avherald.com/h?article=4a9adbd0&opt=0

Easyjet, Smoke in Cockpit

An Easyjet Airbus A319-100, registration HB-JYK performing flight U2-1110 from Thessaloniki (Greece) to Basel/Mulhouse (Switzerland/France) with 154 people on board, was climbing out of Thessaloniki's runway 34 when the crew stopped the climb at FL100 reporting smoke in the cockpit and returned to Thessaloniki for a safe landing on runway 16 about 14 minutes after departure and taxied to the apron reporting the smoke had subsided while working the checklists. There were no injuries, emergency services did not need to intervene. A short circuit was identified as cause of the smoke in the cockpit. The airline reported a technical problem as cause of the return. A replacement aircraft is be

Allegiant, Cabin did not Pressurize Properly

An Allegiant McDonnel Douglas MD-83, registration N415NV performing flight G4-682 from Orlando Sanford,FL to Grand Rapids,MI (USA) with 142 passengers and 6 crew, was climbing through about FL270 out of Orlando Sanford, when the crew stopped the climb due to problems with the cabin pressure. Descending normally the aircraft returned to Orlando Sanford for a safe landing about 50 minutes after departure. The flight was cancelled, the passengers were rebooked onto flight G4-5682 the following day and reached Grand Rapids with a delay of 21 hours. The airline reported the cabin pressure did increase during the climb, the captain decided to return to Orlando out of abundance of caution, retu

Smartwings, Loss of Cabin Pressure

A Smartwings Boeing 737-800 on behalf of Israir, registration OK-TSF performing flight 6H-734 from Warsaw (Poland) to Tel Aviv (Israel), was enroute at FL390 about 120nm northeast of Kosice (Slovakia) when the crew initiated an emergency descent due to the loss of cabin pressure, the passenger oxygen masks were deployed. The aircraft levelled off at FL100 and diverted to Kosice for a safe landing on runway 01 about 45 minutes after leaving FL390. A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration OK-TVO positioned to Kosice and is estimated to reach Tel Aviv with a delay of about 6 hours. On Jul 20th 2017 Czechia's UZPLN reported the cabin pressure experienced sudden changes multiple times prompt

Southwest Airlines, Loss of Cabin Pressure

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-300, registration N389SW performing flight WN-2303 from Baltimore,MD to Oklahoma City,OK (USA) with 124 passengers and 5 crew, was enroute at FL340 about 120nm northeast of Branson,MO (USA) when the crew initiated an emergency descent to 10,000 feet due to the loss of cabin pressure. The aircraft diverted to Branson for a safe landing about 35 minutes later. The aircraft had suffered two more similiar occurrences in the 370 days, see Incident: Southwest B733 near Seattle on May 23rd 2016, cabin pressure problems andIncident: Southwest B733 near Jacksonville on Jan 2nd 2017, loss of cabin pressure Source: http://www.avherald.com/h?article=4a996d83&opt=0

TAROM, Loss of Cabin Pressure

A TAROM Boeing 737-700, registration YR-BGI performing flight RO-306 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Bucharest Otopeni (Romania) with 91 people on board, was enroute at FL390 about 20nm southwest of Brno (Czech Republic) when the crew initiated an emergency descent due to the loss of cabin pressure. The aircraft continued into the direction of Romania and diverted to Timisoara (Romania) for a safe landing about 50 minutes after leaving FL390. Maintenance determined the indication had been false, a faulty sensor was identified. A replacement Boeing 737-700 registration YR-BGF is positioning to Timisoara to take the passengers to Bucharest. Source: http://www.avherald.com/h?article=4a981

Iberia Express, Smoke in Cockpit

An Iberia Express Airbus A320-200, registration EC-JFG performing flight I2-3617/IB-3617 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Las Palmas,CI (Spain), was climbing out of Heathrow's runway 09R when the crew stopped the climb at about FL130 reporting smoke in the cockpit. The aircraft diverted to London Gatwick for a safe landing on runway 08R about 25 minutes after departure. A passenger reported the crew announced smoke in the cockpit as cause for the return to London Heathrow, the aircraft subsequently landed in Gatwick however. Other passengers reported smelling smoke, too. Emergency services examined the aircraft after landing and escorted the aircraft to the stand, firemen boarded the aircra

Air Europa, Cracked Windscreen after Lightning Strike

An Air Europa Boeing 787-800, registration EC-MOM performing flight UX-98 from Miami,FL (USA) to Madrid,SP (Spain) with 178 people on board, was climbing out of Miami's runway 27 when the aircraft was struck by lightning. In the absence of abnormal indications the crew continued the climb and was enroute at FL330 about 190nm eastnortheast of Miami when the crew decided to turn around and return to Miami when the first officer's windshield started to develop cracks. The aircraft landed safely back on Miami's runway 27 about 100 minutes after departure. Miami Airport reported the aircraft received a lightning strike shortly after departure. A passenger reported the captain announced about

Cathay Pacific, Cracked Windscreen

A Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300, registration B-KPB performing flight CX-253 from Hong Kong (China) to London Heathrow,EN (UK) with 270 passengers, was enroute at 9800 meters (FL321) about 20nm east of Lanzhou (China) when the crew decided to return to Hong Kong due to a cracked windshield at the captain's side. The aircraft descended to 6900 meters (FL226) and landed safely back in Hong Kong about 5.5 hours after departure. A replacement Boeing 777-300 registration B-KPO is estimated to reach London with a delay of 10 hours. Source: http://avherald.com/h?article=4a94895e&opt=0

Qatar Airways, Fire On Board

A Qatar Airways Boeing 787-800, registration A7-BDB performing flight QR-841 from Phuket (Thailand) to Doha (Qatar) with 202 people on board, was enroute at FL340 about 200nm eastnortheast of Colombo (Sri Lanka) when the crew reported smoke in the cockpit and decided to divert to Colombo. The aircraft landed safely on Colombo's runway 22 about 30 minutes later. Sri Lanka's Civil Aviation Authority reported there had been a fire on board. The aircraft remained on the ground for 8.5 hours, then continued the journey and reached Doha with a delay of 8.5 hours. Source: http://avherald.com/h?article=4a93d0b6&opt=0

Eurowings, Cabin Pressure Problems

A Eurowings Airbus A320-200, registration D-ABNL performing flight EW-6812 from Palma Mallorca,SP (Spain) to Dortmund (Germany) with 117 passengers, was enroute at FL380 about 80nm south of Luxembourg (Luxembourg) when the crew descended the aircraft to FL320. About 7 minutes later, about 30nm south of Luxembourg, the aircraft initiated a rapid descent to FL100 and diverted to Luxembourg for a safe landing on runway 24 about 16 minutes after leaving FL320. The airline reported a technical defect in the cabin pressurization system prompted the diversion to Luxembourg's Findel Airport. Source: http://avherald.com/h?article=4a91852e&opt=0

Eurowings, Cracked Windscreen

A Eurowings Airbus A319-100, registration D-ABGS performing flight EW-9224 from Dusseldorf (Germany) to Gothenburg (Sweden) with 98 passengers, was enroute at FL390 about 30nm northwest of Hamburg (Germany) when the crew decided to divert to Hamburg due to a captain's windshield having cracked. The aircraft landed safely on Hamburg's runway 05 about 25 minutes after leaving FL390. The airline reported the passengers were taken to hotels and were rebooked onto other flights. Source: http://www.avherald.com/h?article=4a8eda89&opt=0

American Airlines, Loss of Cabin Pressure Results in 16 Injuries

An American Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N925AN performing flight AA-2549 from Boston,MA to Dallas Ft. Worth,TX (USA), was enroute at FL380 about 160nm northeast of Dallas Ft. Worth,TX when the crew initiated a rapid descent to 10,000 feet due to the loss of cabin pressure. The aircraft continued to Dallas Ft. Worth for a safe landing about 30 minutes after leaving FL380. The FAA reported a flight attendant and 15 passengers received unknown injuries, the aircraft sustained no damage. Source: http://www.avherald.com/h?article=4a8bcdc3&opt=0

Japan Transocean, Cracked Windscreen

A Japan Transocean Air Boeing 737-400, registration JA8998 performing flight NU-44 from Okinawa to Nagoya (Japan) with 148 passengers and 5 crew, was climbing out of Okinawa when the first officer's windshield cracked prompting the flight crew to return to Okinawa for a safe landing. The airline reported the outer pane of the 5 panes of the first officer's windshield cracked, the aircraft returned to Okinawa. A replacement aircraft took the 148 passengers to Nagoya about 55 minutes after landing back. A replacement Boeing 737-400 registration JA8939 reached Nagoya with a delay of 105 minutes. Source: http://www.avherald.com/h?article=4a8b4e70&opt=0

WestJet, Strong Acrid Odour in Cabin

A Westjet Boeing 737-800, registration C-GWBL performing flight WS-714 from Vancouver,BC to Toronto,ON (Canada) with 146 people on board, was climbing out of Vancouver when the crew stopped the climb at FL260 due to a strong acrid smell in the cabin, declared emergency reporting smoke in the cockpit and returned to Vancouver for a safe overweight landing about 25 minutes after departure. The Canadian TSB reported emergency services boarded the aircraft after arrival at the gate but could not identify the source of the smell. Source: http://avherald.com/h?article=4a90fc19&opt=0

Lufthansa, Fuel Leak

A Lufthansa Airbus A330-300, registration D-AIKD performing flight LH-444 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Atlanta,GA (USA), was enroute at FL340 about 50nm northwest of Dublin (Ireland) when the crew requested to return to Frankfurt reporting a technical issue, they were okay to return Frankfurt, no priority or assistance was needed. The aircraft descended to FL330 for the return, the crew subsequently advised they were having a fuel leak, they did not need to declare PAN. The aircraft landed safely on Frankfurt's runway 07R about 155 minutes after turning around. A passenger reported the crew announced they "didn't have enough gas to cross the Atlantic". A replacement Airbus A330-300 r

Nordwind, Cabin Failed to Pressurize

A Nordwind Airbus A321-200, registration VP-BGH performing flight N4-1606 from Heraklion (Greece) to Moscow Sheremetyevo (Russia), was climbing through FL250 out of Heraklion when the crew initiated an emergency descent to FL070 due to problem with the cabin pressure, the passenger oxygen masks were not released. The aircraft returned to Heraklion for a safe landing about 40 minutes after departure. A passenger reported children on board felt pressure on their ears while the aircraft was rapidly descending, the oxygen masks did not deploy. The passengers were rebooked onto other flights. The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Heraklion about 14 hours after landing back. On M

Skywest Canadair, Smoke in Cargo, Cockpit and Cabin

A Skywest Canadair CRJ-200 on behalf of American Airlines, registration N866AS performing flight OO-2936/AA-2936 from Chicago O'Hare,IL to Cedar Rapids,IA (USA) with 51 passengers and 3 crew, was climbing out of Chicago when the crew donned their oxygen masks, stopped the climb at 6000 feet reporting cargo smoke and diverted to Chicago DuPage Airport for a safe landing about 10 minutes after departure. The crew requested to turn into the wind after landing, then advised they had been discharging fire agent into the cargo bay and requested fire services to inspect the cargo bay. Following emergency services reporting not seeing any smoke the aircraft continued to the terminal, passengers dise

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