Mallorca flight turns around due to depressurisation risk

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THE CAPTAIN of a flight from Palma airport in Mallorca decided to turn around and return to where he had taken off from after a warning light came on it the cockpit.

Shortly after takeoff, the pilot of Iberia Express IBS3913 flight to Madrid was alerted to a possible depressurisation fault by an alarm.

Loss of pressurisation is a potentially serious emergency in an aircraft flying at the normal cruising altitude for most jet passenger aircraft.

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Fortunately, the aircraft hadn’t reached 10,000 feet and wasn’t pressurised so the captain decided to immediately return to Palma.

The airline sent a replacement aircraft to pick up passengers so they could continue their journey to Madrid later.

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