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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 241319
Last updated: 8 April 2021
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Date:25-AUG-2020
Time:15:40 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic A319 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A319-111
Owner/operator:Easyjet
Registration: G-EZDD
C/n / msn: 3442
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 70
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:near London Gatwick Airport -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Biarritz Parme Airport (BIQ/LFBZ)
Destination airport:London-Gatwick Airport (LGW/EGKK)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
An Easyjet Airbus A319-100, registration G-EZDD performing flight U2-8318 from Biarritz (France) to London Gatwick, UK, was descending through 6,000 feet towards London when the crew detected an acrid odour in the cockpit and donned their oxygen masks. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Gatwick's runway 26L about 8 minutes later.

The cause of the “wet sock” smell was traced to oil contamination of the aircraft’s No 2 ECS system. The source of the contamination is likely to have been oil leaking from at least one of the APU’s LRUs.
While not a significant factor in the analysis of this incident, standardised medical protocols for assessing personnel experiencing cabin air quality events could help immediate treatment and provide supporting evidence to future investigations.

The aircraft resumed service on 1 September.

Sources:

1. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/g-ezdd#2550f599
2. https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/airbus-a319-100-g-ezdd-easyjet/e01zjm

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 months
Download report: Final report

Media:

Easyjet.takeoff.closeup.300506.arp

Images:

Photo of G-EZDD courtesy AirHistory.net


Glasgow - International (EGPF / GLA)
25 June 2012; (c) Scott Jamieson

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Sep-2020 06:52 harro Added
18-Sep-2020 17:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
22-Oct-2020 18:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
08-Apr-2021 19:43 harro Updated [Total occupants, Narrative, Accident report]
08-Apr-2021 19:44 harro Updated [Source]

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