FlySafair reports 'technical problem' on one of its planes to safety commission
It’s understood the aircraft experienced a loss of cabin pressure.
JOHANNESBURG - FlySafair says it's reported a technical problem on one if its planes to the safety commission after one of its aircraft travelling to Cape Town was diverted back to Johannesburg for safe landing.
While the budget airline says the plane was fully serviced in November 2015, investigations are now underway to determine the exact problem of the fault.
It's understood the aircraft experienced a loss of cabin pressure.
The airline's Kirby Gordon says, "Ongoing maintenance is continually conducted on the aircraft. The incident has been reported to the safety commission."
One woman was on the plane says the situation was chaotic.
"The air hostess was sitting at the back and I assume she was shouting instructions but we all had to assume a position. When we asked what the burning smell was in the plane she said 'it was just fumes from outside.'"
Another passenger says it was a frightening experience.
"All of a sudden the oxygen masks came down automatically and nobody knew what to do about it, then we were told to put it on because we were losing air pressure rapidly."
The airline says the aircraft experienced cabin depressurisation, but all safety precautions were immediately implemented.
There were more than 100 passengers on board no injuries were reported.