SkyUp B739 at Kiev on Jun 24th 2021, cabin did not pressurize, burning odour on board

Last Update: June 24, 2021 / 19:55:41 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 24, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
PQ-421

Departure
Kiev, Ukraine

Destination
Batumi, Georgia

Aircraft Registration
UR-SQI

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-900

ICAO Type Designator
B739

A SkyUp Airlines Boeing 737-900, registration UR-SQI performing flight PQ-421 from Kiev (Ukraine) to Batumi (Georgia), was climbing out of Kiev when the crew stopped the climb at about 15,000 feet and descended back to 4000 feet. The aircraft entered a hold at 4000 feet for about 25 minutes, then returned to Kiev for a safe landing on runway 36R about 45 minutes after departure.

The airline reported an abnormal situation occurred on board prompting the experienced crew to return to the nearest airport.

Passengers reported they were advised the air conditioning systems had failed, the cabin did not pressurize, and stated they noticed a burning odour on board.

A replacement Boeing 737-900 registration UR-SQL is estimated to reach Batumi with a delay of about 6:45 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 24, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
PQ-421

Departure
Kiev, Ukraine

Destination
Batumi, Georgia

Aircraft Registration
UR-SQI

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-900

ICAO Type Designator
B739

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