Easyjet Europe A320 at London on Feb 3rd 2022, fumes on approach, cabin pressure issues

Last Update: February 5, 2022 / 17:50:16 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 3, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
U2-8418

Departure
Lyon, France

Aircraft Registration
OE-ICU

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Easyjet Europe Airbus A320-200, registration OE-ICU performing flight U2-8418 from Lyon (France) to London Gatwick,EN (UK), was on approach to Gatwick descending through about 6000 feet, the crew was slowing the aircraft and extending the first flaps, the crew noticed a very strong odour of wet socks on board, the flight crew donned their oxygen masks. Descending through about 2000 feet the cabin altitude began to rise rapidly through 5000 feet prompting the crew to perform a manual depressurization of the aircraft. The aircraft landed on Gatwick's runway 26L about 10 minutes after the first detection of the fumes. The crew remained on oxygen until after arriving at the stand as the fumes persisted, the aircraft was finally ventilated on the stand with doors and cockpit windows open and the APU shut down.

The crew went for medical checks.

The aircraft is still on the ground in Gatwick about 47 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 3, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
U2-8418

Departure
Lyon, France

Aircraft Registration
OE-ICU

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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