Malaysia B738 near Langkawi on Jan 19th 2017, cabin did not pressurize

Last Update: January 31, 2017 / 21:27:01 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 19, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
MH-1471

Aircraft Registration
9M-MLS

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration 9M-MLS performing flight MH-1471 from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), was climbing through FL200 out of Langkawi when the crew initiated an emergency descent to FL100 due to the cabin not pressurizing properly, the passenger oxygen masks did not deploy. The aircraft continued to Kuala Lumpur on FL100 and landed safely on Kuala Lumpur's runway 32L about one hour later.

A passenger reported the captain announced "emergency descent" following a violent pitch down. The passenger noticed that the cabin did not cool down after engine start.

The aircraft resumed service after about 9 hours on the ground in Kuala Lumpur.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 19, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
MH-1471

Aircraft Registration
9M-MLS

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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