Scoot A320 near Taipei on Mar 24th 2019, abnormal cabin pressure
Last Update: May 27, 2019 / 15:51:47 GMT/Zulu time
The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Taipei about 42 hours after landing.
The airline reported the crew made procedural decisions during the descent that caused an abnormal cabin pressure. The aircraft could have safely continued however. The crew decided to manually release the passenger oxygen masks as a precaution. The crew is going to be retrained.
On Mar 26th 2019 Taiwan's ASC announced they have opened an investigation into the occurrence. When the aircraft descended through about 14,000 feet towards Taipei an excessive cabin altitude indication occurred, the crew donned their oxygen masks and manually deployed the passenger oxygen masks. The aircraft continued for a safe landing without further events. The ASC have downloaded the blackboxes and interviewed the crew.
On Mar 28th 2019 the chairman of the airline reported that a slight dip in cabin pressure occurred when the crew switched on a backup power unit in order to prevent an overweight landing due to excess fuel. Although this did not impact the safety of flight, the crew decided to err on the side of caution and manually deployed the passenger oxygen masks. The aircraft is grounded for investigation and is to undergo additional tests prior to returning to service.
On May 27th 2019 Germany's BFU reported the aircraft suffered the loss of cabin pressure, the flight crew donned their oxygen masks. The BFU is assisting Taiwan's ASC representing the state of manufacture of cabin equipment. The occurrence was rated a serious incident.
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