HK Specific UO600 Emergency Return After Loss Of Cabin Strain

A flight operated by Hong Kong Specific Airways Restricted made an emergency return to Hong Kong this morning, third jan, 2023.

HK Specific UO600 was diverted again to Hong Kong Worldwide Aiport this morning after a suspected lack of cabin stress. The flight scheduled to fly from Hong Kong to Fukuoka operated with the Airbus A321-231(registration: B-LEE) departed Hong Kong Worldwide Airport at 0744 a.m and made an emergency return again to Hong Kong Worldwide Airport at 0942 a.m native time.

The Airbus A321 departed HKIA and climbed to an altitude of 37,000 ft for cruising. At about 0830 a.m., the plane commenced an emergency descent and reached the altitude of 10,000ft in roughly 6 minutes, giving a median vertical pace of 4400 ft per minute.

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Emergency Descent was carried out shortly after plane reached its cruising altitude of 37,000ft. |©flightradar24

Upon reaching 10,000ft, the plane made a left flip in direction of Hong Kong Worldwide Airport. The plane landed on runway 07L with out additional reported incidents at round 0942 am native time.

Native information supply advised the pilots requested emergency providers to be on standby, fireplace brigade and ambulance service was mobilised at Hong Kong Ineternational Airport.

Emergency Return due Lack of Cabin Strain.

From information charts on flightradar24, we might see that the emergency descent process was carried out with a steep descent price of 4400ft per minute and a excessive floor pace of 460kt. This process ought to solely be carried out when the plane warning system suggests the cabin stress is rising and isn’t controllable. The fast and uncontrolled rise in cabin stress might probably scale back the extent of oxygen within the cabin in mere minutes, making this probably the most harmful conditions if not dealt with correctly. The sudden lack of oxygen means the consciousness of each crew and passenger might be taken as rapidly as 30 seconds at an altitude of 37,000ft.

Hong Kong Specific Airways.

Hong Kong Specific Airways, callsign “Hong Kong Shuttle”, is the town’s solely Low Value Service which utilises an all Airbus A321 fleet. The airline was aquired by flag service Cathay Pacific again in 2019 however stays to be operated as a separate firm from the complete service operations. HK Specific connects Hong Kong to main cities of close by nations, with a give attention to secondary airports in Japan.

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HK Specific was aquired by flag service Cathay Pacific again in 2019. ©Journey Radar

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