Easyjet A319 near Frankfurt on Sep 5th 2018, smoke in cockpit

Last Update: September 5, 2018 / 23:22:24 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 5, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Easyjet

Flight number
U2-1746

Destination
Toulouse, France

Aircraft Registration
OE-LQG

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

An Easyjet Airbus A319-100, registration OE-LQG performing flight U2-1746 from Berlin Schoenefeld (Germany) to Toulouse (France), was enroute at FL380 about 70nm northwest of Frankfurt/Main (Germany) when the crew reported smoke in the cockpit and requested a rapid descent to FL100, due to conflicting traffic the aircraft was cleared to FL180 at first, after the conflicting traffic had turned out of the way the aircraft continued the descent to FL100. The crew decided to divert to Frankfurt where the aircraft landed safely on runway 07C about 17 minutes after leaving FL380.

A replacement A319-100 registration OE-LKJ reached Toulouse with a delay of about 7.5 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Frankfurt about 14 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 5, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Easyjet

Flight number
U2-1746

Destination
Toulouse, France

Aircraft Registration
OE-LQG

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

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