Singapore B773 at Singapore on Oct 18th 2013, cabin pressure problems

Last Update: October 20, 2013 / 10:30:10 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 18, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SQ-494

Aircraft Registration
9V-SWA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

A Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-300, registration 9V-SWA performing flight SQ-494 from Singapore (Singapore) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates), was climbing out of Singapore's runway 02C when the crew stopped the climb at FL120 reporting problems with the cabin pressure, descended the aircraft to 10,000 feet and entered a hold to dump fuel. The aircraft returned to Singapore for a safe landing on runway 02L about one hour after departure.

A replacement Boeing 777-300 registration 9V-SWH reached Dubai with a delay of 4 hours.

A passenger reported the passenger oxygen masks were released while climbing out of Singapore.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 18, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SQ-494

Aircraft Registration
9V-SWA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

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