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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 187624
Last updated: 14 October 2021
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Date:24-MAY-2016
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-214 (WL)
Owner/operator:easyJet
Registration: G-EZWK
MSN: 5688
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 172
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Porto Santo Airport (PXO/LPPS) -   Portugal
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Tenerife-Sur Reina Sofia Airport (TFS/GCTS)
Destination airport:London-Gatwick Airport (LGW/EGKK)
Narrative:
EasyJet flight EZY8704 from Tenerife to London-Gatwick diverted to Porto Santo Airport (PXO), Madeira archipelago.
The aircraft was en route at FL340 when, 42 minutes after takeoff, an emergency descent as performed. The aircraft landed 18 minutes later on runway 36.
Apparently the flight crew decided to divert due to a burning smell on the flight deck.

Sources:

https://reportuk.org/2016/05/24/gatwick-flight-forced-to-make-emergency-landing-after-captain-smells-burning/
http://www.dnoticias.pt/hemeroteca/589706-avaria-electrica-obriga-aterragem-de-emergencia-no-porto-santo-IHDN589706
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/u28704#9cf28cc


Images:

Photo of G-EZWK courtesy AirHistory.net


Amsterdam - Schiphol (EHAM / AMS)
25 January 2016; (c) Gerard Helmer

Revision history:

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25-May-2016 08:28 harro Added

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