Pinnacle CRJ2 near Buffalo on Feb 8th 2013, loss of cabin pressure

Last Update: February 9, 2013 / 20:16:22 GMT/Zulu time

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Date of incident
Feb 8, 2013


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A Pinnacle Airlines Canadair CRJ-200 on behalf of Delta Airlines, registration N8683B performing flight 9E-4015/DL-4015 from Ottawa,ON (Canada) to Detroit,MI (USA) with 46 people on board, stopped the climb out of Ottawa at FL190. After about 12 minutes enroute at FL193 the passenger oxygen masks were released, the crew descended the aircraft normally to 10,000 feet, reaching 10,000 feet about 8 minutes after leaving FL190, and diverted to Buffalo,NY (USA) for a safe landing on runway 05 about one hour after departure and 40 minutes after leaving FL190. Three people were examined by paramedics at the airport but did not require further medical treatment.

The remainder of the flight was cancelled.

The airport reported the passenger oxygen masks deployed and worked as designed. It was unclear what caused the cabin pressure problem, a mechanical problem or inclement weather because of oncoming snow storm might have played a role. The aircraft is being examined.

KBUF 081754Z 04008KT 1/2SM R23/2800V3500FT SN FG BKN004 OVC010 01/M01 A2975
KBUF 081721Z 03006KT 1/2SM R23/2600V3500FT SN FG BKN003 OVC008 01/M01 A2976 RMKAO2 VIS 1/4V3/4 P0004
KBUF 081654Z 04006KT 1/2SM R23/2600V3000FT SN FG OVC006 01/M01 A2977
KBUF 081554Z 02005KT 1/4SM R23/2800V4000FT +SN FG BKN007 OVC014 01/00 A2979 RMK AO2 RAE41PLE41 SLP096 P0009 T00060000
KBUF 081551Z 02005KT 1/2SM R23/3000V4000FT SN FG SCT008 OVC014 01/00 A2979 RMK AO2 RAE41PLE41 CIG 012V016 P0009
KBUF 081541Z 02004KT 3/4SM R23/4000V5000FT -SN BR FEW010 OVC014 01/M01 A2979 RMK AO2 RAE41PLE41 VIS E-S 1 1/2 P0007
KBUF 081508Z 36005KT 1 1/2SM -SNPLRA BR OVC018 01/M01 A2979 RMK AO2 VIS SE-S 2 1/2 CIG 015V022 P0001 $
KBUF 081503Z 36006KT 2SM -SNPLRA BR OVC020 01/M01 A2979 RMK AO2 VIS SE-S 3 CIG 016V024 P0001 $
KBUF 081454Z 02005KT 3SM -SNPLRA BR OVC020 01/M01 A2978 RMK AO2 RAB1358PLB1358 SLP093 VIS W-N 2 CIG 016V024 P0004 60004 T00061011 56023
KBUF 081438Z 09004KT 6SM -SNPLRA BR FEW016 BKN022 OVC034 02/00 A2978 RMK AO2 RAB1358PLB1358 CIG 020V026 P0003
KBUF 081358Z 08006KT 4SM -SNPLRA BR SCT026 OVC036 01/M02 A2980 RMK AO2 RAB58PLB58 P0000
KBUF 081354Z 07006KT 4SM -SN BR SCT024 OVC036 01/M02 A2980 RMK AO2 SLP099 P0000 T00061017
KBUF 081254Z 06008KT 3SM -SN BR SCT028 OVC040 M01/M03 A2983 RMK AO2 SLP109 VIS 2V4 P0000 T10061028
KBUF 081240Z 06007KT 3SM -SN SCT028 OVC040 M01/M03 A2983 RMK AO2 VIS 2V4 P0000
KBUF 081210Z 06008KT 3SM -SN BKN028 OVC040 M01/M04 A2984 RMK AO2 VIS 2V4 CIG 025V030 P0000
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 8, 2013


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