Elal B738 near Tel Aviv on Aug 23rd 2015, problems with cabin pressure

Last Update: August 23, 2015 / 17:16:32 GMT/Zulu time

Bookmark this article
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 23, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
El Al

Flight number
LY-5121

Aircraft Registration
4X-EKI

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

An Elal Boeing 737-800, registration 4X-EKI performing flight LY-5121 from Tel Aviv (Israel) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) with 183 people on board, had just reached cruise level 340 when the crew descended the aircraft to FL200, maintaining heading towards Paris, reporting problems with the cabin pressurization systems. The problems were resolved and the aircraft climbed again to FL340 but needed to abort the climb at FL320 and descend to FL100 again. The crew decided to return to Tel Aviv, burned off fuel and landed safely back about 2:20 hours after departure.

A replacement aircraft is expected to reach Paris with a delay of 4.5 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 23, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
El Al

Flight number
LY-5121

Aircraft Registration
4X-EKI

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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

You can read 4 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 4931 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 4931 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