NTSB Identification: DCA12WA120
Incident occurred Monday, July 30, 2012 in Johannesburg, South Africa
Aircraft: BOEING 737, registration:
Injuries: 145 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On July 30, 2012, at approximately 0920 UTC, a Boeing 737-800, registration ZS-SJB, s/n 29249, operated by South African Airways, experienced a sudden decompression approximately one hour after takeoff. The cabin oxygen masks deployed from the overhead panels and the flight crew descended to FL100 after declaring an emergency. The flight continued to Johannesburg, South Africa, where it landed safely at 1049Z. None of the occupants onboard the aircraft were reported injured, and the aircraft sustained no damage.

The investigation is being conducted by the South African Civil Aviation Authority. The NTSB designated a U.S. Accredited Representative as the state of manufacture of the aircraft to assist the South Africa CAA's investigation.

All inquiries should be directed to:

South African Civil Aviation Authority
Accident Incident Investigation Division
Ikhaya Lokundiza
Building 16
Treur Close
Waterfall Park
Bekker Street

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