Boeing 757-236, G-LSAA, 2 March 2009

Boeing 757-236, G-LSAA

Summary:

The flight crew carried out an en-route climb from FL370 to FL390. Shortly before the aircraft levelled at FL390 they heard a ‘popping’ sound and felt a pressure change in their ears. The flight crew donned their oxygen masks and, with the cabin altitude seen to be rising and uncontrollable, executed a rapid descent. The aircraft subsequently diverted to Athens Airport. A number of the passengers complained of discomfort in their ears both during and after the event.

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