ANA Jet Makes Emergency Descent after Pressurization System Glitches

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Tokyo, June 5 (Jiji Press)--An All Nippon Airways passenger jet made an emergency descent by 10,000 meters over the Pacific on Saturday after suffering glitches in both of its two air-conditioning and pressurization systems, Japan's transport ministry announced on Wednesday.

The Boeing 787-8 jet was on the way from San Jose, California, to Narita International Airport, east of Tokyo. None of its 163 passengers and crew was injured.

According to the ministry, the air-conditioning and pressurization systems stalled when the ANA plane was flying at an altitude of around 13,000 meters about 580 kilometers northeast of the Narita airport.

An emergency was declared and the plane descended to an altitude of 3,000 meters at around 2 p.m. Saturday (5 a.m. GMT), in order to keep the air pressure in the cabin stable.

After flying at the lower altitude for about an hour, the emergency was lifted and the plane landed at the Narita airport.

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