Easyjet A320 near Lisbon on Jun 8th 2016, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: June 20, 2016 / 13:27:14 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 8, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Easyjet

Flight number
U2-7612

Departure
Madrid, Spain

Destination
Lisbon, Portugal

Aircraft Registration
G-EZOZ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Easyjet Airbus A320-200, registration G-EZOZ performing flight U2-7612 from Madrid,SP (Spain) to Lisbon (Portugal) with 174 passengers and 6 crew, was enroute at FL310 about 150nm northeast of Lisbon when the crew needed to shut an engine (CFM56) down. The aircraft drifted down to FL230 and continued to Lisbon for a safe landing on runway 03 about 30 minutes after leaving FL310.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground 12 hours after landing.

The airline reported a technical problem.

On Jun 16th 2016 the French BEA reported, that the crew received ECAM indications of FADEC fault and engine failure, the crew declared Mayday and continued to Lisbon for an approach and landing without further incident. Portugal's GPIAA have rated the occurrence a serious incident and are investigating.

On Jun 20t 2016 Portugal's GPIAA released a preliminary note reporting the aircraft was at FL310 maintaining 0.742 mach when the crew received ECAM indications of both right hand FADEC and right hand engine failure. The engine was shut down. The crew declared emergency, descended the aircraft and started the APU in order to perform an inflight engine restart of the right hand engine. The engine relight however was unsuccessful, also using the FADEC alternator. The GPIAA rated the occurrence an incident stating in the same note, the aircraft received substantial damage.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 8, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Easyjet

Flight number
U2-7612

Departure
Madrid, Spain

Destination
Lisbon, Portugal

Aircraft Registration
G-EZOZ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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