Kuwait A320 at Jeddah on Apr 27th 2018, cabin pressure problems due to avionics cooling fault

Last Update: April 30, 2018 / 21:57:01 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 27, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
KU-784

Destination
Kuwait, Kuwait

Aircraft Registration
9K-AKC

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A Kuwait Airways Airbus A320-200, registration 9K-AKC performing flight KU-784 from Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) to Kuwait (Kuwait) with 29 passengers and 7 crew, was climbing out of Jeddah's runway 34L when the crew received indication of an avionics cooling problem and subsequently stopped the climb at about 10,000 feet due to problems with the cabin pressure. The aircraft returned to Jeddah for a safe landing on runway 34R about 30 minutes after departure.

According to information The Aviation Herald received a fault in the avionics ground cooling system caused the ground cool vent to fully open in flight causing the cabin pressure problems. A reset of the system remained without success. Maintenance secured the ground cool vent and released the aircraft for a ferry flight under minimum equipment list requirements. The aircraft positioned back to Kuwait about 18 hours after landing back to Jeddah. The aircraft returned to service about 36 hours after landing back in Jeddah.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 27, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
KU-784

Destination
Kuwait, Kuwait

Aircraft Registration
9K-AKC

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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