American A321 near Phoenix on Sep 13th 2019, cabin pressurization problem

Last Update: September 19, 2019 / 21:27:08 GMT/Zulu time

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Sep 13, 2019


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Airbus A321

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An American Airlines Airbus A321-200, registration N189UW performing flight AA-604 from Phoenix,AZ to Tampa,FL (USA), was climbing out of Phoenix when the crew requested to level off at FL270 advising they were working on a pressurization issue. About 12 minutes later the crew decided to return to Phoenix, where the aircraft landed safely on runway 26 about 45 minutes after stopping the climb. The aircraft stopped on the runway, brakes and aircraft were inspected by emergency services, the aircraft subsequently taxied to the apron.

A passenger reported the crew announced they would return to Phoenix due to a technical issue. The aircraft would land heavy and would be greeted by emergency services. Following landing and inspection by emergency services the aircraft taxied to the gate and the passengers walked to another gate a few gates down the line where they boarded the replacement aircraft.

A replacement A321-200 registration N186US reached Tampa with a delay of 4 hours.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for 40 hours before returning to service.
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 13, 2019


Flight number

Aircraft Registration

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator

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