British Airways A320 near Athens on Aug 15th 2019, smoke on board

Last Update: August 15, 2019 / 22:13:47 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 15, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-2553

Aircraft Registration
G-MIDO

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A British Airways Airbus A320-200, registration G-MIDO performing flight BA-2553 from Heraklion (Greece) to London Gatwick,EN (UK), was enroute at FL340 about 80nm northwest of Athens (Greece) when the crew donned their oxygen masks, declared emergency and diverted the aircraft to Athens reporting smoke on board. The aircraft landed safely on Athens' runway 03R about 27 minutes later.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Athens about 8 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 15, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-2553

Aircraft Registration
G-MIDO

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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