LATAM Brasil A320 near Rio de Janeiro on May 23td 2021, loss of cabin pressure

Last Update: May 25, 2021 / 20:29:09 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 23, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
LA-3216

Destination
Vitoria, Brazil

Aircraft Registration
PR-MHA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A LATAM Brasil Airbus A320-200, registration PR-MHA performing flight LA-3216 from Sao Paulo Guarulhos,SP to Vitoria,ES (Brazil) with 162 passengers and 6 crew, was enroute at FL370 when the crew initiated an emergency descent due to the loss of cabin pressure, passenger oxygen masks were deployed. The aircraft levelled off at FL100 about 9 minutes after leaving FL370 and diverted to Rio De Janeiro's Galeao Airport for a safe landing on runway 15 about 45 minutes after leaving FL370.

Brazil's CENIPA reported the crew received a "AIR ENG 2 BLEED ABNORM PR" abnormal pressure indication for the right hand bleed air system. While the crew worked the related checklist procedures they received a high temperature indication for the pack #1 followed by the message "AIR ENG 1+2 BLEED FAULT". The crew therefore donned their oxygen masks, performed an emergency descent, the passenger oxygen masks were also released. CENIPA opened an investigation into the occurrence rated an incident.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 23, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
LA-3216

Destination
Vitoria, Brazil

Aircraft Registration
PR-MHA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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