Swiss A320 at Zurich on Jun 13th 2021, fumes in cockpit

Last Update: June 17, 2021 / 09:24:38 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 13, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Swiss

Flight number
LX-967

Aircraft Registration
HB-JLP

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A Swiss Airbus A320-200, registration HB-JLP performing flight LX-967 from Berlin (Germany) to Zurich (Switzerland) with 19 passengers and 7 crew, was on approach to Zurich's runway 28 descending through FL120 when the crew donned their oxygen masks and reported fumes in the cockpit describing the odour like "wet socks", the crew suspected the odour originated from the APU. The crew continued for a safe landing, after landing advised that no assistance was needed. Emergency services followed the aircraft to the apron.

The same aircraft had another smoke/fume event in Berlin earlier the same day, see Incident: Swiss A320 at Berlin on Jun 13th 2021, smoke in cockpit. When The Aviation Herald inquired about that occurrence with the airline, the reply indicated the event had actually happened on LX-967, which prompted The Aviation Herald to also check the arrival of the aircraft back into Zurich, during which the event repeated resulting in this coverage.

The aircraft is still on the ground in Zurich about 44 hours after landing.

On Jun 17th 2021 the airline confirmed there was an odour on approach to Berlin. The APU was disabled under minimum equipment list requirements on the ground in Berlin and the aircraft returned to Zurich, however, on the return the odour occurred again.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 13, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Swiss

Flight number
LX-967

Aircraft Registration
HB-JLP

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

This article is published under license from Avherald.com. © of text by Avherald.com.
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