Canada A320 near San Francisco on Sep 29th 2016, loss of cabin pressure

Last Update: October 8, 2016 / 15:58:54 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 29, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-551

Aircraft Registration
C-FDQQ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Air Canada Airbus A320-200, registration C-FDQQ performing flight AC-551 from Los Angeles,CA (USA) to Vancouver,BC (Canada), was enroute at FL360 about 140nm eastnortheast of San Francisco,CA (USA) when the crew noticed the cabin altitude had increased to 9500 feet and initiated a descent. The crew was able to regain control of the cabin pressure during the descent, stopped the descent at FL240, the passenger oxygen masks were not released. The aircraft climbed to FL300 and continued to Vancouver about 95 minutes after leaving FL360.

The Canadian TSB reported maintenance replaced the #1 pressure regulating valve and the #1 temperature limitation thermostat. An subsequent operational test of the #1 bleed air system showed no malfunction anymore.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 29, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-551

Aircraft Registration
C-FDQQ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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