Easyjet A320 near Lyon on May 19th 2018, smoke in cabin and smoke indication on board

Last Update: May 20, 2018 / 21:00:59 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 19, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Easyjet

Flight number
U2-2716

Aircraft Registration
G-EZWE

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Easyjet Airbus A320-200, registration G-EZWE performing flight U2-2716 from Lisbon (Portugal) to Milan Malpensa (Italy), was enroute at FL360 about 60nm southwest of Lyon (France) when the crew donned their oxygen masks and decided to divert to Lyon reporting smoke in the cabin and a smoke indication on board. The aircraft landed safely on Lyon's runway 35L about 23 minutes later. The aircraft stopped on the runway, the crew advised they had no real indication of fire on board and would not evacuate, however would like to hear the opinion of the fire chief, they wanted to disembark the passengers as quickly as possible though. Emergency services cleared the aircraft to taxi, the aircraft taxied to the apron with emergency services in trail. The passengers disembarked normally.

A replacement A320-200 registration G-EZWV reached Milan with a delay of 6 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Lyon 24 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 19, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Easyjet

Flight number
U2-2716

Aircraft Registration
G-EZWE

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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