Easyjet A320 near Athens on Nov 5th 2016, loud noise in cabin

Last Update: November 13, 2016 / 19:10:28 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 5, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Easyjet

Flight number
U2-4727

Destination
Larnaca, Cyprus

Aircraft Registration
G-EZTM

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Easyjet Airbus A320-200, registration G-EZTM performing flight U2-4727 from Berlin Schoenefeld (Germany) to Larnaca (Cyprus), was enroute at FL320 about 100nm northeast of Athens (Greece) when a loud noise developed in the forward cabin prompting the crew to divert to Athens for a safe landing on runway 21R about 20 minutes later.

A passenger reported that maintenance came on board of the aircraft, some time later the captain announced that the door seal of door 1R (right hand forward door) had fractured.

A replacement Airbus A320-200 registration G-EZOI was dispatched to Athens, resumed the journey and delivered the passengers to Larnaca with a delay of about 6 hours.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground in Athens for 20.5 hours, then resumed service.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 5, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Easyjet

Flight number
U2-4727

Destination
Larnaca, Cyprus

Aircraft Registration
G-EZTM

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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