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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 234895
Last updated: 9 April 2020
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Time:06:30 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH8D model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-8-402Q Dash 8
Registration: G-PRPK
C/n / msn: 4203
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 60
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:En route from Edinburgh Airport to London City Airport -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Edinburgh-Turnhouse Airport (EDI/EGPH)
Destination airport:London City Airport (LCY/EGLC)
Investigating agency: AAIB
During a scheduled flight from Edinburgh Airport to London City Airport (BE1331) the CABIN PRESS warning illuminated and the crew initiated an emergency descent. The aircraft diverted to Birmingham and landed without further incident. Following some rectification work the aircraft was returned to service later that day.

During the ensuing weeks the aircraft experienced several more pressurisation events until, after nine events, the operator decided to withdraw it from service for in-depth engineering investigation.
Several bleed air and pressurisation components were replaced before the aircraft returned to service.
The absence of further reported pressurisation faults since the aircraft returned to service indicates that this intervention was successful. It is therefore possible that several events, including the second emergency descent, would have been avoided if this intervention had occurred sooner, according to the AAIB.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 8 months
Download report: Final report


Photo of G-PRPK courtesy

Edinburgh (EGPH / EDI)
18 November 2018; (c) Ian Howat

Revision history:

09-Apr-2020 12:45 harro Added

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