Air Canada A320 near Miami on Jun 2nd 2012, loss of cabin pressure

Last Update: June 28, 2012 / 19:54:03 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 2, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-1815

Destination
Toronto, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-FPDN

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Air Canada Airbus A320-200, registration C-FPDN performing flight AC-1815 from Cayo Coco (Cuba) to Toronto,ON (Canada) with 151 people on board, was enroute at FL310 exactly above Grand Bahama International Airport when the crew initiated an emergency descent to 10,000 feet and subsequently decided to divert to Miami, where the aircraft landed safely about 30 minutes later.

The Canadian TSB reported the aircraft had been dispatched with the #2 bleed air system inoperative under minimum equipment list requirements. While enroute at FL310 the crew received an "AIR ENG 1 BLEED ABNORMAL PR" ECAM message, declared PAN and performed an emergency descent to 10,000 feet, the cabin pressure never fell below the limit to release the passenger oxygen masks. Maintenance replaced the #2 Temperature Limitation Thermostat and the #2 Pressure Relief Valve and returned the aircraft to service following satisfactory engine runs.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 2, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-1815

Destination
Toronto, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-FPDN

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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