Easyjet A320 at Geneva on May 18th 2023, fire in overhead locker

Last Update: May 19, 2023 / 11:35:17 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 18, 2023

Classification
Incident

Airline
Easyjet

Flight number
U2-1517

Aircraft Registration
HB-JZY

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Easyjet Airbus A320-200, registration HB-JZY performing flight U2-1517 from Geneva (Switzerland) to Amsterdam (Netherlands) with 191 people on board, was climbing out of Geneva's runway 04 when the crew donned their oxygen masks, stopped the climb at about 7000 feet and requested to return to Geneva's runway 04 reporting they had an overhead locker fire, which had been extinguished. The aircraft landed safely back on Geneva's runway 04 about 16 minutes after departure. Emergency services boarded the aircraft to check the cabin.

Passengers reported there was a pop sound, then smoke appeared from the overhead lockers, when the locker was opened two pieces of luggage were seen in flames one obviously caught fire from the other. The fire obviously was started by an electronic cigarette, which suffered a thermal runaway.

The airline reported smoke in the cabin prompted the return to Geneva, the flight was postponed to the next day.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Geneva about 21 hours after landing back.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
HB-JZY
Country of Registration
Switzerland
Date of Registration
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Certification Basis
Airworthyness Category
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Legal Basis
TCDS Ident. No.
Manufacturer
AIRBUS S.A.S.
Aircraft Model / Type
A320-214
ICAO Aircraft Type
A320
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Max. Operational Passenger Seating Capacity (MOPSC), indicative
Minimum Crew
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
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Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 18, 2023

Classification
Incident

Airline
Easyjet

Flight number
U2-1517

Aircraft Registration
HB-JZY

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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