Piedmont E145 near Philadelphia on Jan 31st 2020, cabin altitude went through the roof

Last Update: February 3, 2020 / 23:41:11 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 31, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-4909

Aircraft Registration
N651AE

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-145

ICAO Type Designator
E145

A Piedmont Embraer ERJ-145 on behalf of American Airlines, registration N651AE performing flight AA-4909 from Fort Wayne,IN to Philadelphia,PA (USA) with 52 people on board, was enroute at FL250 about 120nm westnorthwest of Philadelphia when the crew requested to descend to 10,000 feet, subsequently advised their "cabin altitude had gone through the roof", declared emergency and advised no assistance on the ground was needed, they had lost cabin pressure. The aircraft performed an emergency descent to 10,000 feet and continued to Philadelphia for a safe landing about 25 minutes after leaving FL250.

The occurrence aircraft returned to service about 2.5 hours after landing.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N651AE
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
EMBRAER
Aircraft Model / Type
EMB-145LR
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
E145
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 31, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-4909

Aircraft Registration
N651AE

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-145

ICAO Type Designator
E145

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