Cathay B744 near Frankfurt on May 16th 2012, cabin did not pressurize

Last Update: May 28, 2012 / 15:20:38 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 16, 2012

Aircraft Registration
B-LID

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

A Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-400 freighter, registration B-LID performing freight flight CX-2068 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Manchester,EN (UK), was climbing through FL180 out of Frankfurt's runway 25C when the crew decided to descend the aircraft to FL100 recognizing the cabin did not properly pressurize and returned to Frankfurt for a safe landing on runway 25L about 40 minutes after departure.

Following repairs requiring a spare part to be flown in from Hong Kong (China) the aircraft was able to depart Frankfurt about 75.5 hours later.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 16, 2012

Aircraft Registration
B-LID

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

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