Easyjet A319 at Milan on Nov 3rd 2013, smoke in cabin

Last Update: November 12, 2013 / 16:52:57 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 3, 2013

Classification
Incident

Airline
Easyjet

Destination
Lyon, France

Aircraft Registration
G-EJAR

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

An Easyjet Airbus A319-100, registration G-EJAR performing positioning flight U2-9002 from Milan Malpensa (Italy) to Lyon (France) with 6 crew, was climbing out of Milan's Malpensa Airport when the crew donned their oxygen masks, stopped the climb at FL260 and returned to Malpensa for a safe landing on runway 35R about 25 minutes after departure.

Italy's ANSV rated the occurrence a serious incident and opened an investigation reporting that the aircraft was performing a positioning flight without passengers when smoke in the cabin forced the crew to use their oxygen masks.

On Nov 12th 2013 the French BEA reported in their weekly bulletin that during initial climb just after thrust reduction the crew activated the air conditioning systems (packs). The first officer immediately noticed bad fumes and smell prompting the crew to don their oxygen masks and execute the initial smoke drill. The captain requested a priority landing at Malpensa where the aircraft landed without further event. After landing all 6 crew members went to hospital for blood testing. Italy's ANSV is investigating the serious incident.

The aircraft had landed at Milan Malpensa's Airport as flight U2-2788 on Nov 2nd 2013 arriving from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France).
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 3, 2013

Classification
Incident

Airline
Easyjet

Destination
Lyon, France

Aircraft Registration
G-EJAR

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

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