Tunis B736 near Tunis on Mar 8th 2021, loss of cabin pressure

Last Update: March 8, 2021 / 17:26:57 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 8, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Tunisair

Flight number
TU-462

Destination
Lyon, France

Aircraft Registration
TS-ION

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-600

ICAO Type Designator
B736

A Tunis Air Boeing 737-600, registration TS-ION performing flight TU-462 from Monastir (Tunisia) to Lyon (France) with 109 people on board, was enroute at FL380 about 70nm north of Tunis (Tunisia) when the crew initiated an emergency descent due to the loss of cabin pressure. The aircraft turned around and diverted to Tunis, levelled off briefly at FL100 about 7 minutes after leaving FL380 (average rate of descent 4000fpm) and landed safely on Tunis' runway 19 with emergency services on stand by about 25 minutes after leaving FL380.

A replacement A320-200 registration TS-IMN reached Lyon with a delay of about 4 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 8, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Tunisair

Flight number
TU-462

Destination
Lyon, France

Aircraft Registration
TS-ION

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-600

ICAO Type Designator
B736

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