Easyjet A320 at Milan on Jul 5th 2018, smoke in cabin

Last Update: July 7, 2018 / 17:55:54 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 5, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Easyjet

Flight number
U2-2963

Aircraft Registration
G-EZOM

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Easyjet Airbus A320-200, registration G-EZOM performing flight U2-2963 from Milan Malpensa (Italy) to Heraklion (Greece), was climbing out of Malpensa's runway 35R when the crew stopped the climb at FL250 reporting smoke in the cabin and decided to return to Malpensa. The airport kept both runways sterile, all arrivals were sent into holds, while the A320 returned to Malpensa maintaining high speed until joining the final approach. The aircraft touched safely down on runway 35L about 35 minutes after departure.

The airport reported emergency services responded to an alert of smoke in the cabin.

A ground observer reported the airport basically closed, an aircraft on short final was instructed to go around and join a hold immediately after G-EZOM declared emergency, all other arrivales were sent into holds, departures were halted. G-EZOM stopped on the landing runway for just less than 10 minutes before taxiing to the apron with emergency services including fire engines and ambulances in trail. The airport re-opened about 15 minutes after the landing of the aircraft.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 5, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Easyjet

Flight number
U2-2963

Aircraft Registration
G-EZOM

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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