Blue Panorama B734 near Ancona on Jul 17th 2018, cracked windshield, loss of cabin pressure

Last Update: July 19, 2018 / 22:33:44 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 17, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BV-2221

Aircraft Registration
9H-GTC

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-400

ICAO Type Designator
B734

A Blue Panorama Boeing 737-400, registration 9H-GTC performing flight BV-2221 from Tirana (Albania) to Milan Malpensa (Italy) with 143 people on board, was enroute at FL340 about 20nm south of Ancona (Italy) when a windshield cracked also causing the loss of cabin pressure. The crew initiated an emergency descent to FL100 and diverted to Ancona for a safe landing about 25 minutes after leaving FL340.

A replacement Boeing 737-400 registration 9H-AMW was dispatched to Ancona, departed Ancona about 7 hours after 9H-GTC landed and reached Milan with a delay of 7.5 hours.

The occurrence aircraft positioned from Ancona to Malpensa about 25 hours after landing and resumed service.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 17, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BV-2221

Aircraft Registration
9H-GTC

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-400

ICAO Type Designator
B734

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