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Macau-Kuala Lumpur cargo plane diverted to Hong Kong International Airport due to lack of cabin pressure

2022-07-03T23:40:13.904Z

A cargo plane en route from Macau to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, shortly after takeoff, suspected that the cabin air pressure system failed and caused pressure loss. The pilot decided to divert to the nearest Hong Kong International Airport after judgment. Fortunately, it finally landed safely.



A cargo plane from Macau to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, shortly after take-off, suspected that the cabin air pressure system failed and caused a loss of pressure. The pilot decided to divert to the nearest Hong Kong International Airport after judgment. Fortunately, it landed safely and no one was injured in the incident.


On July 4, a cargo plane belonging to Malaysia's Kargo Xpress airline, flight number WW816, was originally scheduled to return to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) from Macau International Airport (MFM).

The flight was operated by a Boeing 737-800 (BCF) converted freighter with registration number 9M-KXP.

At 2:04 a.m. local time, the cargo plane took off from runway 16 of Macau Airport, but about 25 minutes later, when the plane climbed to about 10,000 feet, it was reported that the cabin air pressure system was faulty, and a pressure loss might occur. He then contacted the nearest air traffic control tower and asked to hover over the waters south of Macau, with a height of no higher than 10,000 feet.

Finally, about 2 hours later, at around 4 am, the pilot of the cargo plane contacted the Hong Kong Air Traffic Control Center and requested to divert to Hong Kong International Airport.

The airport fire brigade issued a "local alert", and the cargo plane also landed safely on runway 25C at Hong Kong Airport at 4:35 a.m. No one was injured in the incident.

The flight involved was flying from Macau to Kuala Lumpur and diverted to Hong Kong during the period.

(Image credit: flightradar24)

Source: hk1

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