Easyjet A319 at Budapest and Timisoara on Oct 7th 2012, fuel emergency

Last Update: December 18, 2012 / 18:09:11 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 7, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Easyjet

Flight number
U2-2075

Aircraft Registration
G-EZDU

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

An Easyjet Airbus A319-100, registration G-EZDU performing flight U2-2075 from London Luton,EN (UK) to Budapest (Hungary) with 120 passengers and 5 crew, was descending through 4500 feet towards Budapest at 18:57L (16:57Z) when the crew aborted the approach due to a severe thunderstorm over the aerodrome and decided to divert to Timisoara (Romania) right away declaring fuel emergency. The aircraft landed safely on Timisoara's runway 11 at 19:20L (17:20Z).

The aircraft reached Budapest with a delay of 2.5 hours.

On Dec 18th 2012 Hungary's Transportation Safety Board (KBSZ) reported an investigation has been opened into the incident.

Metars:
LHBP 071830Z 27022KT 9999 SCT017 12/09 Q1011 NOSIG=
LHBP 071800Z 30016KT CAVOK 15/11 Q1009 NOSIG=
LHBP 071730Z 33012KT 8000 VCTS -RA FEW009 SCT030CB OVC094 15/14 Q1008 RETS BECMG 30015G25KT 9999 NSW=
LHBP 071700Z 05008G34KT 4000 +TSRA SQ BKN034CB OVC070 15/14 Q1009 BECMG 30015G25KT 9999 NSW=
LHBP 071630Z 16006KT 140V200 8000 -SHRA FEW028CB SCT035 BKN070 17/14 Q1008 TEMPO 30020G38KT 4000 SQ TSRA SCT010 BKN020CB=
LHBP 071600Z 15005KT 8000 -SHRA FEW008 FEW028CB BKN090 17/14 Q1008 BECMG TL1700 30025G36KT=
LHBP 071530Z 17009KT 8000 -SHRA FEW028CB BKN035 17/13 Q1008 NOSIG=
LHBP 071500Z 16009KT 9999 VCSH FEW030CB BKN070 20/12 Q1008 TEMPO VRB15G26KT 4000 SHRA TSRA SCT030CB BKN035=
LHBP 071430Z 14009KT 9999 SCT040 BKN100 21/12 Q1008 NOSIG=
LHBP 071400Z 14009KT 9999 FEW042 BKN100 21/11 Q1009 NOSIG=
LHBP 071330Z 15007KT 110V170 9999 FEW042 SCT100 21/12 Q1009 NOSIG=
LHBP 071300Z 15007KT 120V180 9999 FEW042 BKN100 21/10 Q1010 NOSIG=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 7, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Easyjet

Flight number
U2-2075

Aircraft Registration
G-EZDU

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

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