British Airways A320 near Athens on Oct 2nd 2019, smoke in cabin

Last Update: October 3, 2019 / 21:13:30 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 2, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-2673

Aircraft Registration
G-GATL

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A British Airways Airbus A320-200, registration G-GATL performing flight BA-2673 from Larnaca (Cyprus) to London Gatwick,EN (UK) with 152 passengers and 6 crew, was enroute at FL340 about 120nm northeast of Athens (Greece) when the crew decided to divert to Athens reporting smoke in the cabin. The aircraft landed safely on Athens' runway 21R about 25 minutes later. The aircraft taxied to the apron, where passengers disembarked normally.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground in Athens for about 17 hours, then continued the flight and reached London with a delay of 17:45 hours.

The airline reported the aircraft diverted to Athens due to a minor technical issue. The passengers were provided with accomodation.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 2, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-2673

Aircraft Registration
G-GATL

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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