British Airways A320 near Tenerife on Jun 23rd 2019, fumes in cockpit and cabin

Last Update: June 25, 2019 / 22:12:25 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 23, 2019

Classification
Accident

Flight number
BA-2730

Aircraft Registration
G-GATN

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A British Airways Airbus A320-200, registration G-GATN performing flight BA-2730 from London Gatwick,EN (UK) to Tenerife South,CI (Spain), was about to reach the top of descent into Tenerife about 190nm northeast of Tenerife when the crew declared PAN PAN reporting fumes in the cockpit. Fumes were also oserved in the cabin, a number of flight attendants donned their smoke hoods. The aircraft descended early to FL090 and accelerated the approach to Tenerife, the aircraft landed safely on runway 25 about 30 minutes later. All crew went to a hospital.

The aircraft remained on the ground for about 29 hours, then positioned back to London Gatwick and returned to service about 9 hours after landing in Gatwick.

A passenger reported several flight attendants suffered from symptoms similiar to hypoxia and used oxygen.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 23, 2019

Classification
Accident

Flight number
BA-2730

Aircraft Registration
G-GATN

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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