Avianca A332 near Caracas on Jul 7th 2014, cabin pressure problems

Last Update: July 7, 2014 / 16:01:22 GMT/Zulu time

Bookmark this article
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 7, 2014

Classification
Incident

Airline
Avianca

Flight number
AV-121

Destination
Bogota, Colombia

Aircraft Registration
N973AV

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

An Avianca Airbus A330-200, registration N973AV performing flight AV-121 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Bogota (Colombia) with 238 passengers and 13 crew, was enroute at FL400 about 130nm southwest of Caracas (Venezuela) when the crew needed to initiate an emergency descent to FL100 due to the loss of cabin pressure and diverted to Caracas for a safe landing about 40 minutes later.

A passenger reported they were rebooked onto other flights departing around noon, 10 hours after landing.

The airline reported a malfunction of one of the valves controlling the cabin pressure prompted the crew to initiate an emergency descent to avert the loss of cabin pressure and to divert to Caracas.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 7, 2014

Classification
Incident

Airline
Avianca

Flight number
AV-121

Destination
Bogota, Colombia

Aircraft Registration
N973AV

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

This article is published under license from Avherald.com. © of text by Avherald.com.
Article source

You can read 2 more free articles without a subscription.

Subscribe now and continue reading without any limits!

Are you a subscriber? Login
Subscribe

Read unlimited articles and receive our daily update briefing. Gain better insights into what is happening in commercial aviation safety.

Free newsletter

Want to know more and stay ahead? Get our free weekly newsletter and join 5470 existing subscribers.

By subscribing, you accept our terms and conditions and confirm that you've read our privacy policy.

Send tip

Support AeroInside by sending a small tip amount.

Related articles

Newest articles

Subscribe today

Are you researching aviation incidents? Get access to AeroInside Insights, unlimited read access and receive the daily newsletter.

Pick your plan and subscribe

Partner

Blockaviation logo

A new way to document and demonstrate airworthiness compliance and aircraft value. Find out more.

Virtual Speech logo

ELITE Simulation Solutions is a leading global provider of Flight Simulation Training Devices, IFR training software as well as flight controls and related services. Find out more.

Get updates

Never miss an article from AeroInside. Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter and join 5470 existing subscribers.

By subscribing, you accept our terms and conditions and that you've read our privacy policy.

AeroInside Blog
Popular aircraft
Airbus A320
Boeing 737-800
Boeing 737-800 MAX
Popular airlines
American Airlines
United
Delta
Air Canada
Lufthansa
British Airways