Sibir A319 near Prague on Apr 16th 2014, loss of cabin pressure

Last Update: July 18, 2014 / 14:58:59 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 16, 2014

Classification
Incident

Flight number
S7-797

Destination
Munich, Germany

Aircraft Registration
VP-BTO

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

A Sibir Airlines Airbus A319-100, registration VP-BTO performing flight S7-797 from Moscow Domodedovo (Russia) to Munich (Germany), was enroute at FL340 about 70nm northeast of Prague (Czech Republic) when the crew initiated an emergency descent due to the loss of cabin pressure levelling off at FL100 about 6 minutes later (average rate of descent 4000 fpm). The aircraft continued to Munich at FL100 and landed safely about 45 minutes after leaving FL340.

Czech's UZPLN reported in their quarterly bulletin that the area control center of Prague coordinated the emergency descent. An unknown technical problem caused the loss of cabin pressure.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 16, 2014

Classification
Incident

Flight number
S7-797

Destination
Munich, Germany

Aircraft Registration
VP-BTO

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

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