Easyjet A320 near Bristol on Nov 28th 2021, loss of cabin pressure

Last Update: November 29, 2021 / 11:19:05 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 28, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Easyjet

Flight number
U2-6816

Aircraft Registration
G-EZUK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Easyjet Airbus A320-200, registration G-EZUK performing flight U2-6816 from Jersey,CI to Glasgow,SC (UK), had been scheduled for Nov 27th, but departed the following day with a delay of 29 hours only with callsign EZY9816. The aircraft was enroute at FL360 about 60nm south of Bristol,EN (UK) when the crew initiated an emergency descent due to the loss of cabin pressure. The aircraft levelled off at FL100 about 6 minutes later (average rate of descent 4333fpm) and diverted to Bristol Airport for a safe landing on runway 27 about 35 minutes after leaving FL360.

A replacement Airbus A320-200 registration G-EZUS reached Glasgow with a total (including departure) delay of 33.5 hours.

Ground observers reported the aircraft made a loud whining noise prompting a radar website to claim the RAM Air Turbine (RAT) had deployed suggesting an electrical problem.

The airline reported the aircraft diverted to Bristol due to cabin pressure problems.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Bristol about 19 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 28, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Easyjet

Flight number
U2-6816

Aircraft Registration
G-EZUK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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