British Airways A320 near London on Jul 27th 2015, burning odour in cockpit

Last Update: February 12, 2016 / 17:55:48 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 27, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-327

Aircraft Registration
G-EUYE

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A British Airways Airbus A320-200, registration G-EUYE performing flight BA-327 from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to London Heathrow,EN (UK) with 161 people on board, was descending towards London when the crew donned their oxygen masks and declared emergency reporting a burning odour in the cockpit. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Heathrow's runway 27L about 20 minutes later.

The occurrence aircraft resumed service 33 hours after landing.

On Aug 4th 2015 the French BEA reported in their weekly bulletin that there was an "Electrical burning smell in cockpit and cabin. Crew went on oxygen and mayday declared." The occurrence was rated a serious incident and is being investigated by the AAIB.

On Feb 12th 2016 the British AAIB reported in their bulletin that the "investigation revealed the cause of the event to be worn bearings in the avionics blower fan. This is a known problem, and both the fan and aircraft manufacturers have taken safety actions to prevent similar incidents in future."

The AAIB reported, the aircraft was enroute at FL240 when the crew became aware of unusual noise and a burning odour on board, the noise developed into a high pitched squeal associated with some vibraton, the odour became more and more intense. The crew donned their oxygen masks, worked the related checklists, the noise ceased.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 27, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-327

Aircraft Registration
G-EUYE

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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