Easyjet A20N near Friedrichshafen on Jan 22nd 2022, burning odour in cockpit

Last Update: January 22, 2022 / 20:43:15 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 22, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
Easyjet

Flight number
U2-8297

Aircraft Registration
G-UZHR

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320-200N

ICAO Type Designator
A20N

An Easyjet Airbus A320-200N, registration G-UZHR performing flight U2-8297 from London Gatwick,EN (UK) to Innsbruck (Austria) with 146 passengers and 6 crew, was on approach to Innsbruck descending through about 10,500 feet already in the Inn Valley east of Innsbruck when the crew stopped the descent at 10,500 feet, climbed to FL160 and diverted to Friedrichshafen (Germany) for a safe landing on runway 24 about one hour later, where emergency services were awaiting and checking the aircraft for smoke in the cockpit.

The airport reported the aircraft needed to divert to Friedrichshafen due to the weather conditions at Innsbruck. Enroute to Friedrichshafen about 15 minutes prior to landing the crew reported smoke in the cockpit prompting emergency services from both airport and the surrounding communities to deploy a large number of vehicles and personnel. The cause of the smoke is unknown, there were no injuries and no damage.

The passengers were taken to Innsbruck by bus.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 22, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
Easyjet

Flight number
U2-8297

Aircraft Registration
G-UZHR

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320-200N

ICAO Type Designator
A20N

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