Cathay Dragon A320 at Hong Kong on Apr 13th 2018, cabin pressure problems

Last Update: April 14, 2018 / 19:39:01 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 13, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
KA-342

Destination
Fukuoka, Japan

Aircraft Registration
B-HSM

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A Cathay Dragon Airbus A320-200, registration B-HSM performing flight KA-342 from Hong Kong (China) to Fukuoka (Japan), was climbing out of Hong Kong cleared to climb to FL210 when the crew requested and was cleared to stop the climb at FL180. About 5 minutes later the crew continued the climb but needed to initiate a rapid descent at about FL267 due to problems with the cabin pressure. The aircraft levelled off at 9000 feet, burned off fuel at 5000 feet and returned to Hong Kong for a safe landing on runway 07L about 95 minutes after departure.

A replacement A320-200 registration B-HSI reached Fukuoka with a delay of about 5 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 13, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
KA-342

Destination
Fukuoka, Japan

Aircraft Registration
B-HSM

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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