Flair B38M over Gulf of Mexico on Feb 7th 2023, loss of cabin pressure
Last Update: February 10, 2023 / 19:19:57 GMT/Zulu time
There were a number of Air Canada (amongst them an A333), Westjet and Flair flights from Fort Lauderdale to Toronto on Wednesday Feb 8th.
The occurrence aircraft is still in Fort Lauderdale about 44 hours after landing.
Passengers reported the crew announced about 45 minutes after the oxygen masks had come down, they had a pressurization problem. The aircraft diverted to Fort Lauderdale late Tuesday, the passengers were given hotel vouchers and then abandoned there. Passengers were worried to get home even by Thursday, they were told a flight on Thursday would take them to Kitchener,ON (Canada), yet, this flight was cancelled.
On Feb 10th 2023 the Canadian TSB reported that the crew received an EICAS indication concerning the left hand pack announciation about 4 minutes after levelling off at FL370. While working the related checklists, the right hand pack anounciation also activated, shortly afterwards the crew received the cabin altitude warning and horn. The crew donned their oxygen masks, attempted to contact Houston Center for descent clearance but was unable to. The crew initiated an emergency descent, set the emergency transponder code, the passenger oxygen masks also deployed. During the descent the crew was able to contact Houston Center, received clearance to 10,000 feet and a diversion to Fort Lauderdale. No injuries were reported. Maintenance is troubleshooting.
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