Flydubai B738 near Jeddah on Jun 7th 2018, loss of cabin pressure

Last Update: June 19, 2019 / 16:32:13 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 7, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Flydubai

Flight number
FZ-813

Aircraft Registration
A6-FEE

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Flydubai Boeing 737-800, registration A6-FEE performing flight FZ-813 from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to Abha (Saudi Arabia), was enroute at FL360 about 270nm east of Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) when the crew initiated an emergency descent. The aircraft subsequently turned to divert to Jeddah where the aircraft landed safely about 75 minutes after leaving FL360.

Saudi Arabia's AIB dispatched investigators on site and opened an investigation into the occurrence rated a serious incident.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground in Jeddah for 99 hours and then positioning back to Dubai.

In 2019 Saudi Arabia's AIB reported the aircraft operated with the left hand environmental control system (ECS) PACK failure that could not be reset since after departure. Descending through FL255 towards Abha the cabin altitude warning horn sounded and the passenger oxygen masks were released. The crew requested to divert to Taif, which was denied, the aircraft subsequently diverted to Jeddah. There were no injuries and no damage. No further information was provided in the narrative not associated with any formal reports.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 7, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Flydubai

Flight number
FZ-813

Aircraft Registration
A6-FEE

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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