Qantas A388 near Perth on Dec 7th 2014, loss of cabin pressure

Last Update: December 7, 2014 / 18:01:14 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 7, 2014

Classification
Incident

Airline
Qantas

Flight number
QF-2

Aircraft Registration
VH-OQG

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

A Qantas Airbus A380-800, registration VH-OQG performing flight QF-2 from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to Sydney,NS (Australia), was enroute at FL400 about 370nm northeast of Perth,WA (Australia) when the crew initiated an emergency descent to 9000 feet due to the loss of cabin pressure. The aircraft subsequently diverted to Perth for a safe landing on runway 21 about 90 minutes after leaving cruise level.

Passengers reported the flight crew announced "Cabin Crew, emergency descent" adding the aircraft was under full control.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
VH-OQG
Country of Registration
Australia
Date of Registration
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Airworthyness Category
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Manufacturer
AIRBUS INDUSTRIE
Aircraft Model / Type
A380-842
ICAO Aircraft Type
A388
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
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Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 7, 2014

Classification
Incident

Airline
Qantas

Flight number
QF-2

Aircraft Registration
VH-OQG

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

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