British Airways A320 near Basel on Oct 5th 2019, smoke in cabin

Last Update: October 5, 2019 / 20:04:21 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 5, 2019

Classification
Accident

Flight number
BA-2591

Departure
Bari, Italy

Aircraft Registration
G-EUYU

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A British Airways Airbus A320-200, registratin G-MIDX performing flight BA-2591 from Bari (Italy) to London Gatwick,EN (UK) with 165 people on board, was enroute at FL360 about 50nm west of Basel (Switzerland/Mulhouse (France) Airport when the crew decided to divert to Basel/Mulhouse reporting smoke in the cabin. The aircraft landed safely on runway 15 about 25 minutes later. 4 members of the crew were taken to a hospital.

The airport reported the cause of the smoke is not yet known, 4 members of the crew were impacted by the smoke and were transported to a hospital. Traffic at Basel/Mulhouse airport was suspended for about 20 minutes prompting three aircraft to divert.

A replacement A320-200 registration G-EUYU was dispatched to Basel/Mulhouse, resumed the flight and reached London with a delay of 7:15 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 5, 2019

Classification
Accident

Flight number
BA-2591

Departure
Bari, Italy

Aircraft Registration
G-EUYU

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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