Qantas B738 near Adelaide on Mar 5th 2019, cabin pressure problems

Last Update: March 5, 2019 / 15:43:16 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 5, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Qantas

Flight number
QF-706

Aircraft Registration
VH-VXL

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Qantas Boeing 737-800, registration VH-VXL performing flight QF-706 from Adelaide,SA to Canberra,AC (Australia), was climbing out of Adelaide when the crew stopped the climb at FL250 due to problems with the cabin pressure. About 13 minutes after levelling off at FL250 the aircraft performed a rapid descent to FL100 and turned to divert to Melbourne,VI (Australia), where the aircraft landed safely about 45 minutes after leaving FL250.

Passengers reported the oxygen masks were released due to the loss of cabin pressure and were put to good use.

The airline reported the crew followed standard operating procedures following cabin pressure issues.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 5, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Qantas

Flight number
QF-706

Aircraft Registration
VH-VXL

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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