Easyjet Switzerland A320 at Geneva, Basel and Zurich on Nov 14th 2023, fuel emergency, landed substantially below minimum fuel

Last Update: November 30, 2023 / 16:52:49 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 14, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
U2-1326

Departure
Nice, France

Aircraft Registration
HB-JZR

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Easyjet Switzerland Airbus A320-200, registration HB-JZR performing flight U2-1326 from Nice (France) to Geneva (Switzerland), was on final approach to Geneva's runway 22 when the crew initiated a go around from very low height (possibly with runway contact) and decided to divert to Basel (Switzerland). Subsequently Geneva's ATC advised there was windshear on short final to runway 22. The aircraft climbed to FL200 and performed an approach to Basel/Mulhouse's runway 15 but again needed to go around from about 500 feet AGL about 33 minutes after the go around in Geneva. The crew declared emergency being low on fuel and decided to divert to Zurich advising Zurich ATC they had only 18 minutes of fuel left. The aircraft touched down on Zurich's runway 14 about 13 minutes after the go around in Basel and about 92 minutes after departure from Nice and taxied to the apron.

The aircraft is still on the ground in Zurich about 3 hours after landing.

On Nov 30th 2023 Switzerland's SUST reported they have opened an investigation into the occurrence rated a serious incident stating: "After declaring an emergency due to low fuel, the airliner landed at Zurich Airport. The amount of fuel remaining after landing was below the final reserve fuel."

Metars Geneva:
LSGG 141920Z 25005G20KT 180V320 9999 FEW020 BKN045 14/10 Q1017 TEMPO 32015G25KT=
LSGG 141850Z 22008KT 190V280 9999 FEW020 BKN040 14/09 Q1016 TEMPO 32015G25KT=
LSGG 141820Z 18011KT 9999 -RA FEW010 SCT018 BKN045 14/10 Q1016 TEMPO 32015G25KT=
LSGG 141750Z 17008KT 140V210 9999 -RA FEW010 SCT018 BKN045 14/11 Q1016 TEMPO 32015G25KT=
LSGG 141720Z 25009KT 210V290 9999 -RA FEW010 SCT020 BKN040 15/09 Q1015 TEMPO 32015G25KT=
LSGG 141650Z 17015G27KT 9999 -RA FEW010 SCT020 BKN040 15/11 Q1014 TEMPO 32015G25KT=
LSGG 141620Z 18011KT 150V210 9999 -RA FEW010 SCT020 BKN040 15/11 Q1014 TEMPO 32015G25KT=
LSGG 141550Z 20006KT 150V240 9999 -RA FEW010 SCT020 BKN040 14/12 Q1014 RERA TEMPO 32015G25KT=
LSGG 141520Z 28008G19KT 210V330 9000 RA FEW010 SCT020 BKN040 15/13 Q1014 TEMPO 32015G25KT=
LSGG 141450Z 25009KT 5000 RA FEW010 SCT020 BKN040 15/14 Q1012 TEMPO 32015G25KT=
LSGG 141420Z 24011KT 5000 RA BR FEW015 SCT030 BKN040 15/14 Q1012 NOSIG=

Metars Basel:
LFSB 142000Z AUTO 26022G34KT 9999 FEW027/// ///CB 13/09 Q1012 TEMPO 2500 SHRA=
LFSB 141930Z AUTO 26020G33KT 9999 FEW023 SCT044 BKN074 13/10 Q1011 TEMPO 2500 SHRA FEW025TCU=
LFSB 141900Z AUTO 26021G33KT 9999 SCT027/// BKN050/// BKN170/// ///TCU 13/10 Q1011 TEMPO 2500 SHRA=
LFSB 141830Z AUTO 25018KT 9999 FEW027 SCT043 BKN160 13/10 Q1011 TEMPO 28025G40KT 2500 SHRA BKN025TCU=
LFSB 141800Z AUTO 25012KT 9999 FEW030 SCT038 BKN044 14/10 Q1011 TEMPO 28025G40KT 2500 SHRA BKN025TCU=
LFSB 141730Z AUTO 24007KT 210V280 9999 FEW047 BKN064 OVC098 13/10 Q1011 TEMPO 28025G40KT 2500 SHRA BKN025TCU=
LFSB 141700Z AUTO VRB03KT 9999 BKN043/// OVC092/// ///TCU 12/10 Q1011 TEMPO 28025G40KT 2500 SHRA=
LFSB 141630Z AUTO 16006KT 9999 -RA FEW020/// BKN032/// BKN044/// ///TCU 10/09 Q1011 TEMPO 28025G40KT 2500 SHRA=
LFSB 141600Z AUTO 14007KT 110V180 8000 RA FEW021/// SCT043/// OVC072/// ///CB 10/09 Q1011 TEMPO 28025G40KT 2500 SHRA=
LFSB 141530Z AUTO 12006KT 7000 RA FEW011/// OVC092/// ///TCU 10/09 Q1011 TEMPO 28025G40KT 2500 SHRA=
LFSB 141500Z AUTO 14010KT 6000 RA FEW024/// BKN088/// OVC100/// ///CB 10/09 Q1011 TEMPO 4000 RA BECMG 26015G30KT=
LFSB 141430Z AUTO 16007KT 9999 RA FEW017/// BKN030/// BKN058/// ///CB 10/09 Q1013 TEMPO 4000 RA BECMG 26015G30KT=
LFSB 141400Z AUTO 14007KT 7000 -RA FEW028/// SCT058/// BKN070/// ///TCU 10/09 Q1013 TEMPO 4000 RA BECMG 26015G30KT=

Metars Zurich:
LSZH 141950Z 24015KT 7000 RA FEW009 SCT014 BKN020 11/10 Q1012 NOSIG=
LSZH 141920Z 23009KT 200V260 9999 -RA FEW011 SCT021 BKN030 11/10 Q1012 NOSIG=
LSZH 141850Z 20010KT 9999 -RA FEW017 SCT026 BKN040 11/10 Q1011 NOSIG=
LSZH 141820Z 25006KT 180V280 7000 -RA FEW021 SCT027 BKN033 10/09 Q1012 NOSIG=
LSZH 141750Z 24005KT 180V290 6000 RA FEW011 SCT023 BKN030 10/09 Q1012 TEMPO 4000 +RA=
LSZH 141720Z 19009KT 6000 RA FEW012 SCT022 BKN030 10/09 Q1011 TEMPO 4000 +RA=
LSZH 141650Z 17010KT 6000 RA FEW015 SCT025 BKN035 09/08 Q1012 TEMPO 4000 +RA=
LSZH 141620Z 16007KT 7000 RA FEW005 SCT024 BKN030 09/08 Q1012 TEMPO 4000 +RA=
LSZH 141550Z 17007KT 6000 RA FEW005 SCT012 BKN030 09/09 Q1012 TEMPO 4000 +RA=
LSZH 141520Z 18006KT 6000 RA FEW004 SCT018 BKN060 09/09 Q1013 TEMPO 4000 +RA=
LSZH 141450Z 19009KT 4200 +RA FEW004 SCT015 BKN050 09/09 Q1014 TEMPO 5000 RA=
LSZH 141420Z 21004KT 4500 RA FEW009 SCT015 BKN022 09/09 Q1014 TEMPO 5000=
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
HB-JZR
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
Engine
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Main Owner
Main Operator
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 14, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
U2-1326

Departure
Nice, France

Aircraft Registration
HB-JZR

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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