Austrian A321 near Vienna on Nov 15th 2018, cabin pressure problems

Last Update: November 20, 2018 / 16:26:58 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 15, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
OS-507

Aircraft Registration
OE-LBA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

An Austrian Airlines Airbus A321-100, registration OE-LBA performing flight OS-507 from Vienna (Austria) to Milan Malpensa (Italy), had just levelled off at cruise FL340 about 45nm southsoutheast of Salzburg (Austria) over the central Alps (and near Grossglocker (height 3798 meters MSL/12,457 feet MSL), when the crew initiated an emergency descent after being unable to maintain the cabin pressure. The aircraft descended to FL160, subsequently turned around and returned to Vienna for a safe landing on Vienna's runway 34 about 70 minutes after leaving FL340.

The airline told Austrianwings that the crew received an ECAM message that the cabin pressure could not be maintained, the crew initiated a descent to a lower altitude in accordance with procedures and returned the aircraft to Vienna. The passengers were rebooked onto other flights.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for about 7.5 hours, then returned to service.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 15, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
OS-507

Aircraft Registration
OE-LBA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

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