QF583 SYD-PER diverted to Adelaide, Feb 4th 2021, loss of cabin pressure

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Was anyone on this flight yesterday night?
Got notification from Flightradar24 and was watching descent to ADL wandering how severe it was.
News coverage in Australia is shocking, this wasn't reported anywhere in local media.
This doesn't look like pleasant flight for poor passengers with 3 hr. departure delay from SYD and unexpected landing at 2am :(
Qantas Airbus A330 Suffers Depressurization At 40,000 Feet
 

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Was anyone on this flight yesterday night?
Got notification from Flightradar24 and was watching descent to ADL wandering how severe it was.
News coverage in Australia is shocking, this wasn't reported anywhere in local media.
This doesn't look like pleasant flight for poor passengers with 3 hr. departure delay from SYD and unexpected landing at 2am :(
Qantas Airbus A330 Suffers Depressurization At 40,000 Feet
Given our curfew must have been significant. Strange there was nothing reported here either!
 

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Lucky the borders weren’t closed can you imagine the hysteria in Adelaide if this was even a few weeks ago 😂
 

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Given our curfew must have been significant. Strange there was nothing reported here either!
Curfews have no standing in any form of emergency. You simply ignore that they exist. Practical issues of lack of services once you land, are problems for later (or someone else's problem - an SEP).

I'm not too sure about the accuracy of the 'simpleflying' link. None of the discussion about descents of 4,500 metres is reflected by the FR24 data. Assuming that it's correct, it would give something like a leisurely descent from FL400 to FL250, followed somewhat later by a more rapid descent to 10,000'. There is nothing on FR24 to corroborate this though. But, if it's true, then that's the sort of profile you might see following the loss of one a/c pack at altitude, followed somewhat later by the loss of the second. There are other reasons that can fit too. In that event though, the outflow valves will close, and the aircraft pressurisation will bleed down. It's quite slow, and even a normal descent will easily outpace it.
 

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Curfews have no standing in any form of emergency. You simply ignore that they exist. Practical issues of lack of services once you land, are problems for later (or someone else's problem - an SEP).

I'm not too sure about the accuracy of the 'simpleflying' link. None of the discussion about descents of 4,500 metres is reflected by the FR24 data. Assuming that it's correct, it would give something like a leisurely descent from FL400 to FL250, followed somewhat later by a more rapid descent to 10,000'. There is nothing on FR24 to corroborate this though. But, if it's true, then that's the sort of profile you might see following the loss of one a/c pack at altitude, followed somewhat later by the loss of the second. There are other reasons that can fit too. In that event though, the outflow valves will close, and the aircraft pressurisation will bleed down. It's quite slow, and even a normal descent will easily outpace it.
Yes of course. As it should be. But strange the media didn't even mention anything here about the emergency given the location of Adelaide airport and suburbia. We live just a couple of kilometres away. There was a very noisy plane go over around that time the day before but there are many cargo planes landing during the early hours.
 

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Yes of course. As it should be. But strange the media didn't even mention anything here about the emergency given the location of Adelaide airport and suburbia. We live just a couple of kilometres away. There was a very noisy plane go over around that time the day before but there are many cargo planes landing during the early hours.
I saw it parked near our freighters yesterday morning when I got to work and even though it was unusual I wasn’t aware of the issues
 

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Yes of course. As it should be. But strange the media didn't even mention anything here about the emergency given the location of Adelaide airport and suburbia. We live just a couple of kilometres away. There was a very noisy plane go over around that time the day before but there are many cargo planes landing during the early hours.

There was no reason for the aircraft to be particularly noisy on the approach to Adelaide. Unless you have other issues, depressurisations are essentially over (as emergencies) once you reach 10,000’. So, you’d expect most to be followed by a normal approach and landing.
According to the Qantas source, the aircraft (VH-EBK) had recently been in storage for around a week:

A week. That’s just a long weekend, not storage.
 

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I wish Simon would block most comments on his site. He writes some good stuff, but the comments are 99% tripe.
 
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