Etihad A388 at Melbourne on Dec 20th 2016, could not pressurize cabin

Last Update: December 25, 2016 / 20:27:18 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 20, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
EY-461

Aircraft Registration
A6-APD

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

An Etihad Airbus A380-800, registration A6-APD performing flight EY-461 from Melbourne,VI (Australia) to Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), was climbing out of Melbourne's runway 16 when the crew stopped the climb at FL120, descended back to FL100 and entered a hold. The aircraft subsequently dumped fuel and returned to Melbourne for a safe landing on runway 16 about 2 hours after departure.

A passenger reported the captain announced they weren't able to pressurize the cabin. After about 20 minutes the crew reported that despite resets and checks they hadn't been successful in resolving the problem, they were now dumping fuel and would return to Melbourne.

The aircraft remained on the ground for about 3 hours, then was able to depart again, climbed to initially FL320 and reached Abu Dhabi with a delay of 4.5 hours.

Following landing in Abu Dhabi the aircraft remained on the ground for 36 hours, then resumed service.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 20, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
EY-461

Aircraft Registration
A6-APD

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

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