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Malaysia airline said.

 

“Flight MH780, an Airbus A330-200, had to return to KLIA after experiencing a pressurisation issue at 5.59pm while en route to the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok.


The operating pilots initiated an emergency descent although cabin altitude was not exceeded and passenger oxygen masks were not deployed.

 

The aircraft remained stable and landed safely at KLIA at 8.18pm.”

 

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2024/06/24/bangkok-bound-malaysia-airlines-flight-returns-to-kl/

 

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Would it not be much more nearby to then fly to Phuket, if it was an emergency in the first place? It was only 1:10 hours away from BKK? Flying back would be longer?

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27 minutes ago, ChaiyaTH said:

Would it not be much more nearby to then fly to Phuket, if it was an emergency in the first place? It was only 1:10 hours away from BKK? Flying back would be longer?

Traffic, I guess.

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35 minutes ago, ChaiyaTH said:

Would it not be much more nearby to then fly to Phuket, if it was an emergency in the first place? It was only 1:10 hours away from BKK? Flying back would be longer?

Yes plenty of other airports to divert to, if required.

 

My guess would be pilots were concerned when plane suffered some loss of pressurisations, declared emergency as per their checklist, but incident was not a full loss of pressurisation, as oxygen masks were not reported to be deployed.

 

At 10000 feet, flight was stable and safe, so advised to return to home base, as engineers would be available and alternative aircraft to swap the passengers to.

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1 minute ago, Georgealbert said:

Yes plenty of other airports to divert to, if required.

 

My guess would be pilots were concerned when plane suffered some loss of pressurisations, declared emergency as per their checklist, but incident was not a full loss of pressurisation, as oxygen masks were not reported to be deployed.

 

At 10000 feet, flight was stable and safe, so advised to return to home base, as engineers would be available and alternative aircraft to swap the passengers to.

Guess that makes sense, they were still far enough away for it to be nearer to KL than BKK, or near enough.

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48 minutes ago, ChaiyaTH said:

Would it not be much more nearby to then fly to Phuket, if it was an emergency in the first place? It was only 1:10 hours away from BKK? Flying back would be longer?

If it can fly safely, they like to get 'home' for the maintenance.

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