777 rapid decompression incident

From:         Stephen L Nicoud <stephen.nicoud@boeing.com>
Date:         03 Feb 95 11:16:37 
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The Seattle local TV stations have been reporting an incident this
afternoon involving a 777.  According to those reports the 777 (WA002,
the second built) had to land in an emergency at Boeing field after
experiencing decompression problems at 43,000 feet.  Three people were
transported to the hospital.  One was released and the other two were
transferred to another hospital equipped with decompression chambers.
Apparently there were between 10 and 20 people on board including FAA
personnel.  The 777 was performing a planned test using battery power
only when the decompression occurred.  Ken Higgins, Boeing's Flight Test
Director, suspects a faulty air conditioning duct, but didn't say that
definitively.

Stephen
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