SAS A20N near Milan on Aug 17th 2019, fuel leak

Last Update: August 17, 2019 / 20:26:16 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 17, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SK-793

Destination
Nice, France

Aircraft Registration
EI-SIF

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320-200N

ICAO Type Designator
A20N

A SAS Scandinavian Airlines Airbus A320-200N, registration EI-SIF performing flight SK-793 from Copenhagen (Denmark) to Nice (France) with 146 people on board, was enroute at FL390 about 15nm northwest of Lugano (Switzerland) when the crew detected indications of a possible fuel leak and decided to divert to Milan Malpensa. The aircraft landed safely on Malpensa's runway 35R about 22 minutes after leaving FL390.

A replacement Airbus A321-200 registration OY-KBB was dispatched to Milan, continued the flight and reached Nice with a delay of 8 hours.

Passengers reported after landing they remained on board for about 20 minutes, a strong smell of gasoline developed.

The airline reported the crew received indications of a possible fuel leak prompting them to react and divert the aircraft to Milan.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
EI-SIF
Country of Registration
Ireland
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
AIRBUS INDUSTRIE
Aircraft Model / Type
A320-251N
ICAO Aircraft Type
A20N
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Engine
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 17, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SK-793

Destination
Nice, France

Aircraft Registration
EI-SIF

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320-200N

ICAO Type Designator
A20N

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