Etihad A346 near Munich on Apr 16th 2016, loss of cabin pressure

Last Update: April 17, 2016 / 15:14:09 GMT/Zulu time

Bookmark this article
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 16, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
EY-38

Aircraft Registration
A6-EHF

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-600

ICAO Type Designator
A346

An Etihad Airbus A340-600, registration A6-EHF performing flight EY-38 from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), was enroute at FL350 about 190nm west of Munich (Germany) when the crew initiated an emergency descent to FL110 and decided to divert to Munich. The aircraft dumped fuel, the crew advised Munich Approach again of a pressurization problem and subsequently landed safely on Munich's runway 08R about one hour after leaving FL350.

A passenger reported the passenger oxygen masks were not released. About 15 minutes after the descent the flight crew announced that guest services would continue. Initially the plan was to return to Paris, but was changed to divert to Munich. The passengers are now estimated to depart Munich later in the evening of Apr 17th, details are not yet clear (at Apr 17th 17:00L local time).
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 16, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
EY-38

Aircraft Registration
A6-EHF

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-600

ICAO Type Designator
A346

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

You can read 2 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 5470 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 5470 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