Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-300ER flight bound for Paris was forced to turn back due to a loss of cabin pressure shortly after departing Changi Airport, Singapore.
Flight SQ336 with 219 passengers and 17 crew, departed Singapore at 12.46am on Monday, Nov 19 and climbed to FL240., and as it was flying over Malaysia about 15 minutes after take-off, aircraft lost cabin pressure. Oxygen masks were deployed and the aircraft descended to 6,000ft and returned to Changi Airport.
The plane circled in the air for about an hour to dump fuel and landed safely at Changi Airport at around 2.30am.
According to a passenger on board, the passengers had been transferred to the SIA flight after an Air France service they were booked on was cancelled due to technical issues.
@airfrance @SingaporeAir what is going on with SIN-CDG AF0257 cancelled for technical problems. then SQ336 has to do emergency landing following decompression incident! Both Boeing 777!!! will i make it at the third trial in 2h??? Not reassuring! Would prefer flying airbus! pic.twitter.com/0MRfdqbIB3
— Jean C (@jcgrenoble) November 18, 2018