What went wrong on FlySafair flight that left passengers in bleeding agony?
Broken radar transponder and damaged air duct forced aircraft into emergency landing in George, say investigators
A FlySafair jet had to make an emergency descent from 10km when damage to an air duct made it impossible to pressurise the cabin, according to a preliminary serious incident report (http://www.caa.co.za/Accidents%20and%20Incidents%20Reports/ZS-OAF.pdf) from the Civil Aviation Authority.
The crew of the Boeing 737-400 broadcast a mayday after the cabin pressure alarm sounded during a flight from Cape Town to East London on Sunday, November 22 2020, the report said.
Thirty-four minutes later, after a landing in George that was hampered by a broken radar transponder on the plane, one of the 158 passengers needed medical treatment, three had nosebleeds and five had severe ear pain...