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LOT Embraer E195 makes emergency landing in Dusseldorf due to decompression

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During a flight, a LOT Polish Airlines Embraer ERJ-195 regional passenger jet experienced cabin decompression, requiring the plane to make an emergency landing in Dusseldorf, Germany.

The Embraer ERJ-195, registered as SP-LND, sustained a loss of cabin pressurization on the afternoon of January 24, 2022, while flying a regular daily trip LO-233 between Poland and Belgium.

The plane took off from Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW) at 4.42 p.m. (UTC) and was expected to land at Brussels Airport (BRU) at 6.40 p.m., according to the flight history found on Flightradar24.com (UTC). The plane, however, did not make it that far.

The flight crew squawked emergency code 7700 and advised Air Traffic Control (ATC) about an emergency on board while flying at 34,000 feet (FL340) over the East of Dusseldorf.

The problem was caused by cabin decompression, which occurred as the aircraft’s atmospheric pressure dropped inside the cabin. Passengers had to put on oxygen masks that had been placed in the cabin.

Any delay in starting the descent to a safe breathing altitude could put the crew and passengers’ health at jeopardy, thus the flight crew performed an emergency descent to a safe altitude of 10,000 feet right away (FL100).

Pilots then rerouted the plane to Dusseldorf, where it landed safely 40 minutes after taking off.

Fortunately, no other instances or injuries have been reported.

 

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