Canada A320 near Winnipeg on Feb 26th 2017, loss of cabin pressure

Last Update: March 3, 2017 / 22:43:24 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 26, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-260

Destination
Toronto, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-FNVU

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Air Canada Airbus A320-200, registration C-FNVU performing flight AC-260 from Winnipeg,MB to Toronto,ON (Canada) with 146 people on board, was climbing through FL280 out of Winnipeg when the flight crew noticed the cabin altitude was climbing and initiated an emergency descent to 10,000 feet. The cabin reached a maximum altitude of 10,500 feet, the passenger oxygen masks were not released. The aircraft returned to Winnipeg for a safe landing about 50 minutes after departure.

The Canadian TSB reported the aircraft was dispatched under minimum equipment list requirements with the #2 air conditioning pack inoperative due to a cracked heat exchanger. The #1 pack became unserviceable in flight.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 26, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-260

Destination
Toronto, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-FNVU

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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