Saudia A333 near Cairo on Apr 12th 2016, loss of cabin pressure

Last Update: April 12, 2016 / 21:14:32 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 12, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SV-366

Aircraft Registration
HZ-AQJ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

A Saudi Arabian Airlines Airbus A330-300, registration HZ-AQJ performing flight SV-366 from Tunis (Tunisia) to Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) with 295 people on board, was enroute at FL330 about 100nm southwest of Cairo (Egypt) when the crew initiated an emergency descent to FL100 due to the loss of cabin pressure as result of the failure of the air conditioning systems. The aircraft subsequently diverted to Cairo for a safe landing on runway 23L about 30 minutes later.

A replacement Boeing 777-300 registration HZ-AK21 was dispatched to Cairo, resumed the flight and reached Jeddah with a delay of 4.5 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Cairo 7 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 12, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SV-366

Aircraft Registration
HZ-AQJ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

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