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Aviation body defends FlySafair pilot who didn't communicate emergency landing

The South African Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has defended the FlySafair pilot who failed to communicate an emergency landing to passengers on a Cape Town-bound flight at the weekend.

The FlySafair flight experienced a gradual loss of pressure in the cabin at about 32 000 feet, prompting a rapid descent and return to Johannesburg.

The CAA's Simon Segwabe said that the pilot was unable to communicate with passengers because stabilising the situation required his undivided attention.

At the same time, a passenger on the flight described the commotion that led up to the emergency descent, which left passengers in a panicked state.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:


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