VARA A320 at Perth on May 24th 2022, loss of cabin pressure

Last Update: June 23, 2022 / 19:54:22 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 24, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
VA-9275

Aircraft Registration
VH-YUD

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A VARA Virgin Australia Regional Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration VH-YUD performing flight VA-9275 from Perth,WA to West Angelas,WA (Australia), was climbing through FL330 out of Perth when the crew initiated an emergency descent to FL100 due to the loss of cabin pressure. The aircraft returned to Perth for a safe landing on runway 21 about 50 minutes after departure.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Perth 8 hours after landing back.

On Jun 23rd 2022 the ATSB reported an engineering inspection revealed a fault at the #1 pack temperature sensor and a substantial tear in the #2 pack outlet duct. The occurrence was rated a serious incident and is being investigated by the ATSB.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
VH-YUD
Country of Registration
Australia
Date of Registration
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TCDS Ident. No.
Manufacturer
AIRBUS INDUSTRIE
Aircraft Model / Type
A320-232
ICAO Aircraft Type
A320
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Engine
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 24, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
VA-9275

Aircraft Registration
VH-YUD

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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