Pressurisation failure on Virgin A320 [Flight VA9727 | 24/5/2022]

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Aircraft in question is VH-YUD, VA(RA)'s oldest A320.
It was VARA's 2nd A320 inherited from an upcoming Skywest order/lease after the VA acquisition.
 

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Another one? Didn’t this happen a year or so ago?
This?
 

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This?

No that’s Qantas. We are talking about Virgin. Wrong airline :)
 

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Here it is, was last year

Flight scare on Virgin flight from WA mining town Newman to Perth​


Passengers aboard a flight from Newman to Perth were given a scare when the aircraft suddenly lost cabin pressure and had to make an emergency descent to a safe altitude.

The Virgin flight had taken off from the mining town of Newman and was on its way to Perth on Monday night when passengers started to become light-headed.


All the same

Not really….
 

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Another one? Didn’t this happen a year or so ago? Or is this just an old report
Different aircraft. Aircraft in question in 2013 2019, according to ATSB/Media Reports was VH-FNJ (Fokker 100).

Edit: FNJ was also involved in an 2021 incident involving a Cabin Crew becoming incapacitated.
 
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Virgin swapped out a 737 for our biz class flights Perth-Broome in a few weeks for a one class A320.

Maybe they'll retire this oldie. :)
 

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If you want to fly above 12000ft then pressure is abs necessary Or hypoxia gets you.
 

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I'm sure that we'll never find out, but I wonder what the cabin profile was. Most "depressurisations" are really a failure of the system. The aircraft doesn't depressurise to any great altitude, because it relatively slowly loses the pressure, and there's generally time to take care of whatever procedure has presented itself, and to descend, quickly enough to beat the 13,000' cabin altitude where the masks would trip.

Causes...probably a few but my bet would be that the aircraft was dispatched under an MEL with one part of the pressurisation system inactive. That removes the redundancy, and a single failure will then lead you into what we see here.
 
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