Lingus A320 at Madrid and Dublin on Apr 24th 2024, chemical odour on board

Last Update: May 24, 2024 / 18:49:54 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 24, 2024

Classification
Incident

Airline
Aer Lingus

Departure
Madrid, Spain

Destination
Dublin, Ireland

Aircraft Registration
EI-DEJ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Aer Lingus Airbus A320-200, registration EI-DEJ performing positioning flight EI-593 from Madrid,SP (Spain) to Dublin (Ireland) with 2 crew on board, was climbing out of Madrid's runway 36L when the captain noticed a faint chemical odour similiar to a hot iron burning clothes, the first officer did not detect any odour. The odour dissipated in cruise but returned very strongly during the approach to Dublin while descending through about 6500 feet prompting the captain to order donning of the oxygen masks. Both crew donned their oxygen masks and continued the approach without reporting the odour to ATC, at 600 feet AGL both crew removed their oxygen masks to improve vision and landed the aircraft on runway 28L without further incident.

Ireland's AAIB rated the occurrence a serious incident and open an investigation. The AAIB reported the aircraft had been in Madrid for maintenance on the landing gear. Although the odour had dissipated in cruise, it was still detectable in the aft galley. After donning their oxygen masks at 6500 feet due to the strong odour the crew removed the oxygen masks at 600 feet to improve vision and detected that the odour had reduced even though was still detectable by both crew.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
EI-DEJ
Country of Registration
Ireland
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
AIRBUS INDUSTRIE
Aircraft Model / Type
A320-214
ICAO Aircraft Type
A320
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
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Engine Count
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 24, 2024

Classification
Incident

Airline
Aer Lingus

Departure
Madrid, Spain

Destination
Dublin, Ireland

Aircraft Registration
EI-DEJ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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