emergency descent

emergency descent

A descent by an aircraft from its operating altitude because of an in-flight emergency (e.g., descent in the event of pressurization failure or an in-flight fire).
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According to a statement issued by Nigeria's Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), the incident took place on Tuesday as the flight which was en-route Lagos from Abuja ran into trouble when 'a cabin altitude warning came on at FL 320 followed by deployment of oxygen masks which necessitated the crew to carry out emergency descent procedure.
The passengers were told to remain seated as the flight was making an emergency descent and to keep the oxygen masks on.
On an inbound Norwegian Air flight from Dubai (DXB) to Oslo (OSL), the flight crew of the two-month-old Boeing 737 MAX 8 received an engine oil low-pressure indication on engine #1, prompting an engine shut-down, and an emergency descent towards the closest available airport at the time, Shiraz International -- located in south-central Iran.
An emergency descent has been carried out once before, in 1975, when astronauts had to undergo a force of 21G.
Here's my technique to reduce the time needed for an emergency descent.
They had to choose between an emergency descent despite the weather, or climbing out under degraded aircraft systems to go somewhere else.
An Air China 737 made a rapid emergency descent last week after the co-pilot mistakenly turned off air-conditioning systems in a bid to conceal his e-cigarette smoke.
Masks dropped immediately We a and we heard announcement about emergency descent.
An emergency descent by an Air China aircraft on Tuesday after cabin oxygen levels dropped has been linked to a co-pilot smoking an e-cigarette during the flight, state media said on Friday.
The cabin made an announcement saying that the aircraft was carrying out an emergency descent due to cabin decompression.
The crew conducted an emergency descent and diverted to Philadelphia International Airport.
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