British Airways A319 at Stuttgart on Jun 8th 2024, hydraulic leak injures ground workers and forces evacuation

Last Update: June 9, 2024 / 14:19:56 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 8, 2024

Classification
Accident

Flight number
BA-921

Aircraft Registration
G-EUPR

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

A British Airways Airbus A319-100, registration G-EUPR performing flight BA-921 from Stuttgart (Germany) to London Heathrow,EN (UK) with 93 passengers and 6 crew, was preparing for departure, the passengers were boarding at the time, when ground workers operated a cargo door, when a leak of a hydraulic line prompted a smoke alert. The aircraft was evacuated. Five ground workers received injuries by the leaking hydraulic oil, 4 of them were taken to a hospital.

Stuttgart's Police reported 93 passengers and 6 crew, who were already on board of the aircraft at the time, needed to be evacuated after a smoke alert activated. The smoke alert was caused by a technical defect on the hydraulic system of a cargo door, five ground workers received injuries due to the contact with the hydraulic oil. Four of the five injured were taken to hospitals by ambulances. Fire Brigades and Ambulances dispatched a total of 33 vehicles onto the scene, 2 police patrol cars were also dispatched.

The flight was cancelled, the passengers rebooked onto the next day.

The aircraft is still on the ground in Stuttgart about 18 hours later.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 8, 2024

Classification
Accident

Flight number
BA-921

Aircraft Registration
G-EUPR

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

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