SAS A20N at Longyearbyen on Sep 24th 2023, cabin temperature problems, sauna or freezer

Last Update: September 25, 2023 / 10:17:45 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 24, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SK-4499

Destination
Oslo, Norway

Aircraft Registration
LN-RGO

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320-200N

ICAO Type Designator
A20N

A SAS Scandinavian Airlines Airbus A320-200N, registration LN-RGO performing flight SK-4499 from Longyearbyen to Oslo (Norway), was climbing through FL180 out of Svalbard Airport when the crew stopped the climb after the cabin temperature had become too hot, the air conditioning was shut down, as result the cabin temperatures now became freezing. The crew returned the aircraft to Svalbard for a safe landing on runway 10 about 30 minutes after departure.

The aircraft remained on the ground for about 9 hours, then departed again and reached Oslo with a delay of about 9:15 hours.

The airline reported the cabin had started to heat up, the air conditioning system was shut down, therefore it now became very cold in the cabin. The crew returned the aircraft to Longyearbyen.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
LN-RGO
Country of Registration
Norway
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
Airbus
Aircraft Model / Type
A320-251N
ICAO Aircraft Type
A20N
Serial Number
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 24, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SK-4499

Destination
Oslo, Norway

Aircraft Registration
LN-RGO

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320-200N

ICAO Type Designator
A20N

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