Egypt A320 near Gassim on Sep 30th 2015, loss of cabin pressure

Last Update: October 1, 2015 / 21:22:21 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 30, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Egypt Air

Flight number
MS-903

Aircraft Registration
SU-GCA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Egypt Air Airbus A320-200, registration SU-GCA performing flight MS-903 from Alexandria Borg el Arab (Egypt) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates), was enroute at FL330 over northern Saudi Arabia when the crew initiated an emergency descent to FL120 due to the loss of cabin pressure. The aircraft subsequently diverted to Gassim (Saudi Arabia) for a safe landing about 50 minutes after leaving FL330.

A replacement Airbus A321-200 registration SU-GBT was dispatched to Gassim, continued the flight and reached Dubai with a delay of 10 hours.

Saudi Arabia's Civil Aviation Authority reported the aircraft diverted to Gassim due to the sudden failure of the cabin pressure.

The occurrence aircraft was able to position back to Alexandria after about 15 hours on the ground in Gassim and resumed service afterwards.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 30, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Egypt Air

Flight number
MS-903

Aircraft Registration
SU-GCA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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