Easyjet A320 near Malaga on Mar 9th 2020, lost two generators in flight

Last Update: March 10, 2020 / 23:27:53 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 9, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
Easyjet

Flight number
U2-2404

Departure
Malaga, Spain

Aircraft Registration
G-EZUA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Easyjet Airbus A320-200, registration G-EZUA performing flight U2-2404 from Malaga,SP (Spain) to London Luton,EN (UK), was enroute at FL320 about 80nm south of Madrid,SP (Spain) when the crew decided to divert to Madrid due to the loss of two generators in flight. The aircraft entered a hold at FL170 for about 5 minutes and landed safely on Madrid's runway 32L about 30 minutes after leaving FL320.

A replacement A320-200 registration G-EZGY reached Luton with a delay of 7 hours.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for about 23 hours, then positioned to Luton as flight U2-9005 and is now still on the ground in Luton about 10 hours after landing in Luton.

A passenger reported the aircraft departed Malaga with a delay of an hour. They were told the aircraft had experienced electrical problems on the inbound flight from Luton to Malaga and was repaired. The departure was normal, but when enroute at FL320 the captain announced there were electrical problems again and they were diverting to Madrid. The aircraft landed safely, the passengers were kept on board while maintenance attempted to fix the problem. About 20 minutes later the captain announced the problem could not be fixed, the passengers needed to disembark. They had departed Malaga with two engines and three working generators, however, lost two generators while in flight. Being left with only one generator the crew diverted to Madrid.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 9, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
Easyjet

Flight number
U2-2404

Departure
Malaga, Spain

Aircraft Registration
G-EZUA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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