British Airways A321 at Sofia on Jun 15th 2019, fumes in cockpit

Last Update: June 15, 2019 / 16:57:37 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 15, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-890

Destination
Sofia, Bulgaria

Aircraft Registration
G-EUXG

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

A British Airways Airbus A321-200, registration G-EUXG performing flight BA-890 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Sofia (Bulgaria) with 177 people on board, was on approach to Sofia's runway 09 already cleared for the ILS approach and descending through 9000 feet when the crew donned their oxygen masks, declared PAN PAN reporting fumes in the cockpit and continued for a landing on runway 09 without further incident about 10 minutes later. The crew advised they'd vacate the runway and stop on the parallel taxiway to "sort themselves out".

The aircraft is still on the ground in Sofia about 6 hours after landing and did not depart for the return flight BA-891 so far.

A replacement A321-200 registration G-EUXE was dispatched to Sofia to perform the return flight BA-891.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 15, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-890

Destination
Sofia, Bulgaria

Aircraft Registration
G-EUXG

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

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