Austrian A320 at Vienna on Sep 13th 2019, unusual odour in cabin

Last Update: September 13, 2019 / 20:40:44 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 13, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
OS-569

Aircraft Registration
OE-LBP

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Austrian Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration OE-LBP performing flight OS-569 from Vienna (Austria) to Zurich (Switzerland) with 126 passengers and 6 crew, was in the initial climb out of Vienna's runway 29 when the crew stopped the climb at about 4500 feet and decided to return to Vienna reporting an unusual odour in the aft cabin. The aircraft landed safely on Vienna's runway 34 about 15 minutes after departure.

The airline reported the takeoff was performed with air conditioning systems switched off. Shortly after becoming airborne an unusual odour, not related to smoke or engine oils, was noticed in the aft cabin prompting the flight crew to return to Vienna where the aircraft landed normally. The passengers disembarked normally and were rebooked onto the next flight OS-565, which was operated by a bigger aircraft than scheduled (editorial note: A320 registration OE-LBS). Maintenance is currently examining the aircraft for the source of the odour.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 13, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
OS-569

Aircraft Registration
OE-LBP

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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