Austrian DH8D near Vienna on Oct 18th 2017, cabin did not pressurize

Last Update: October 19, 2017 / 19:16:18 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 18, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
OS-215

Destination
Leipzig, Germany

Aircraft Registration
OE-LGP

ICAO Type Designator
DH8D

An Austrian Airlines de Havilland Dash 8-400, registration OE-LGP performing flight OS-215 from Vienna (Austria) to Leipzig (Germany) with 35 passengers, was climbing through FL220 out of Vienna when the crew initiated an emergency descent to FL100 due to the cabin not pressurizing properly. The aircraft returned to Vienna for a safe landing on runway 16 about 30 minutes later.

The airline confirmed a problem with the cabin pressure, a defective valce is being suspected. The Turboprops don't need oxygen masks for passengers (editorial remark: due to the maximum cruise level of FL250). The passengers were rebooked onto another flight.

Passengers reported the flight crew announced via PA "emergency descent", the cabin crew went on oxygen masks, however, no oxygen masks were provided for the passengers.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 18, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
OS-215

Destination
Leipzig, Germany

Aircraft Registration
OE-LGP

ICAO Type Designator
DH8D

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