A Shenzhen A330 misplaced cabin strain mid-flight and needed to drop over 5,000 meters (18,000 toes) in mere minutes earlier than touchdown again at its place of departure.
A Shenzhen Airways Airbus A330-300 (registered B-302E) was en route for 25 minutes after leaving from Shenzhen (SHE) to Xian (XIY) on August 9, 2020, when the crew initiated an emergency descent because of the sudden lack of cabin strain.
The plane was compelled to drop from 9100 meters (30,000 toes) to three,600 meters (12,000 toes) altitude in lower than 5 minutes, the place it leveled off. The Shenzhen A330 tried to climb once more earlier than going through comparable issues with cabin strain when it reached 6,000 meters (20,000 toes). The flight crew determined to divert again to Shenzhen after a complete of 100 minutes on air.
The plane was changed on the airport with one other A330 and arrived safely at Xian after a 4.5 hour delay. Shenzhen’s Airbus plane that skilled technical difficulties stays grounded on the airport as of August 10, 2020.