Vaping Air China co-pilot causes plane to plunge 25,000 feet

14 Juillet, 2018, 09:47 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Air China co-pilot was smoking e-cigarette and made error leading to plane’s 25,000-foot plunge Chinese aviation authority revealsMore

Meanwhile, Air China added that if the pilot had indeed been smoking on the flight, they would deal with those responsible with "zero tolerance".

The BBC, citing Chinese investigators, reported that the first officer of Air China Flight CA106 accidentally shut off the plane's air conditioning system - causing insufficient oxygen levels in the cabin. Instead, he turned off the supply of air from outside the plane, leading to an oxygen shortage that set off the emergency reaction.

A senior official from the Civil Aviation Administration of China tells CNN the reason for the descent stems from a co-pilot smoking an e-cigarette.

Air China said it would terminate the contracts of the employees involved in the emergency descent incident, and suggested that the CAAC cancel their licences, it said on its official account on China's Weibo.

The Air China Boeing 737 aircraft was flying to Dalian from Hong Kong on July 10 when it dropped to 10,000 feet with oxygen masks deployed. After the plane fell Tuesday during a three-hour flight from Hong Kong to the Chinese city of Dalian, pilots were able to bring the plane back to around 25,000 feet, and it landed safely. Pictures and videos posted on social media showed the masks hanging from the ceiling, but no noticeable panic among the passengers.

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Authorities are reportedly investigating the cause "in greater detail", examining both the flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder to determine precisely what caused the incident.

"I'm not physically hurt, but the psychological impact lingers".

"When I close my eyes, I see the oxygen masks dangling in front of me".

Air China, headquartered in Beijing and a member of the Star Alliance global network, has a fleet of more than 600 planes.

Its last and only fatal accident was in 2002 when a Boeing 767 jetliner crashed into a hill in bad weather near Busan, South Korea, killing 129 of the 166 people on board.

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