- Air Accidents Investigation Branch
- 9 June 2017
- Date of occurrence:
- 8 December 2016
- Aircraft category:
- Commercial - fixed wing
- Report type:
- Bulletin - Correspondence investigation
- Aircraft type:
- DHC-8-402, Dash 8
- En route from Manchester to Jersey, overhead Dudley
Pressurisation failure with emergency descent, in flight from Manchester to Jersey, 8 December 2016.
The aircraft was on a scheduled flight from Manchester to Jersey, in the cruise at FL250, when there was a loss in cabin pressure with an associated warning. The crew donned oxygen masks and carried out an emergency descent to FL100. The crew obtained ATC clearance to continue the flight to Jersey at FL100 and informed the passengers about the pressurisation problem and their intentions. The remainder of the flight was uneventful and the aircraft landed in Jersey. The loss of pressurisation was caused by a faulty outflow valve, which was replaced and the aircraft returned to service.
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Published: 9 June 2017
Date of occurrence: 8 December 2016