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17th Sep 2008, 10:14
timesofmalta.com - Malta-bound Ryanair flight from Luton encounters depressurisation problem (http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20080917/local/malta-bound-ryanair-flight-from-luton-encounters-depressurisation-problem)

Wednesday, 17th September 2008
Malta-bound Ryanair flight from Luton encounters depressurisation problem

A Ryanair flight to Malta was diverted to Rome's Ciampino airport last Saturday after a depressurisation problem in the cabin, The Times has learnt.

The flight from London (Luton) - with 180 passengers and five infants under two - arrived five hours behind schedule, a spokesman for Malta International Airport confirmed.

According to the Aviation Herald, the flight experienced the problem while flying over Paris. The Herald said the crew did not declare an emergency and diverted to Ciampino.

The MIA spokesman said the flight arrived in Malta at 11.40 p.m. with the return flight leaving just under an hour later.

Attempts to contact a spokesman for the airline were unsuccessful with questions sent to Ryanair remaining unanswered at the time of writing.

Just three weeks ago another Ryanair flight - from Bristol to Barcelona - was forced to make an unscheduled landing at France's Limoges airport when it lost cabin pressure. The airline had said that the flight, with 168 passengers on board, "experienced an in-flight depressurisation incident which caused the oxygen masks on board to deploy".

It said the captain descended and diverted the aircraft as a safety precaution.

Reuters had reported that 16 passengers had been taken to hospital complaining of earache and were released before continuing their journey to Girona by coach.

17th Sep 2008, 11:48
Probably better engineering support at CIA? Can't have been much of a problem- they were happy to pass over the Alps and not serious enough to RTB. Just another days' work folks- move along! Nothing to see here!

Cloud Bunny
17th Sep 2008, 12:15
Oh for Christs sake is there no end to this bulls"%t!! This was a total non-event. Indication problem apparantly, nothing wrong with the pressurisation system at all, crew diverted to be 100,000% safe and certain that they weren't going to get stranded on Malta (CIA is a FR base and therefore has full Engineering support) and then a replacement aircraft was used to continue the flight down to MLA and back. Aircraft in question was opertaing the following morning.
As Rainboe says "just another day at work"
ARRRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:ugh::ugh:: ugh::ugh:

17th Sep 2008, 12:19
I quite agree, another day at work. However, I have to slightly question the decision, if to be 10000000% safe, to cross the Alps if there might be a small chance of a pressurisation issue?:ok: If that is what happened at all of course:E

17th Sep 2008, 12:22
We heard a Pan from a Ryanair on Saturday whilst on our way down to Nice. He asked for descent to FL250 as he had pressurisation fluctuations. From my time of the 737, I seem to remember that FL250 was the MEL level for single pack operation, so, although he had dispatched and QRH limits applied, he may have been playing safe.

If all was under control, he may have continued ( after all single pack operation is allowed under the MEL ) and continued, but the much lower cruising level may have required a Tech stop at CIA for more fuel, and also as a FR base maybe tech support as well.

17th Sep 2008, 12:52
pilotbear, the Captain took a decision based on his personal experience and the regulations affecting his flight. If you are going to question that, please annunciate your level of practical experience and knowledge of procedures? We don't even know what the problem allegedly was, so do you think it fair to publicly question his decision?

Are you aware everyday, aeroplanes are crossing the Alps or Atlantic with pressurisation (or other) systems that may not be fully 100% operational? Packs out and other defects? Do you turn back everytime 100% of your systems are not 100% operational?

17th Sep 2008, 13:07
If 100% of your systems are not operational you probably won't have the luxury of choice!

17th Sep 2008, 13:26
It didn't cross the Alps, it routed via MTL and MRS to ELB keeping clear of all sectors with an MSA of 10,000' or higher.

The points about Rome base and AOG concerns are correct.

17th Sep 2008, 16:45
Last night, inbound SXF, a CC reported the work light in the rear galley wasn't working. The No1 then immediately took action and wrote the defect in the CDLB. The passengers were unaware of the terrifying situation as the CC dealt with it in a very professional manner.
All 154+2 pax landed safely at their destination. Ryanair's spokesman could not be contacted to comment on the above.
Further information can be found on www.canwemoveontothenextuselessrumour.com (http://www.canwemoveontothenextuselessrumour.com)

PS: re some poster on the Tail Strike thread: all the CC on board were speaking English. However, none of them spoke Irish:}

17th Sep 2008, 16:48
Further information can be found on www.canwemoveontothenextuselessrumour.com (http://www.canwemoveontothenextuselessrumour.com)


18th Sep 2008, 04:15
If it was the same aircraft as last time then that might be relevant (implies something didn't get fixed even if it was just an instrument or wiring fault), otherwise it was a non-event.