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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zzz.artcc|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||MD-80 Series (DC-9-80) Undifferentiated or Other Model|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Flight Phase||cruise : level|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight attendant : on duty|
|Qualification||flight attendant : currently qualified|
flight attendant aircraft qualified on : 5
|Experience||flight attendant time airline total : 8|
flight attendant time total : 8
flight attendant time type : 60
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
|Independent Detector||other other : 1|
Chart Or Publication
|Publication||MEL Not Adequate|
O2 decompression due to air conditioning being deferred for several days prior to incident for air packs. Only went with 1 good air pack. Condensation was horrible which led to grey smoke in vents prior to losing only air pack. This plane had multiple problems; not including air mask did not drop during rapid decompression. Should not have traveled this far and back with only 1 air pack.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: AN MD80 ACFT FLYING SEVERAL DAYS WITH ONLY ONE PACK OPERATING EXPERIENCED RAPID DECOMPRESSION; AND THE OXYGEN MASKS FAILED TO DEPLOY.
Narrative: O2 DECOMPRESSION DUE TO AIR CONDITIONING BEING DEFERRED FOR SEVERAL DAYS PRIOR TO INCIDENT FOR AIR PACKS. ONLY WENT WITH 1 GOOD AIR PACK. CONDENSATION WAS HORRIBLE WHICH LED TO GREY SMOKE IN VENTS PRIOR TO LOSING ONLY AIR PACK. THIS PLANE HAD MULTIPLE PROBLEMS; NOT INCLUDING AIR MASK DID NOT DROP DURING RAPID DECOMPRESSION. SHOULD NOT HAVE TRAVELED THIS FAR AND BACK WITH ONLY 1 AIR PACK.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of January 2009 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.