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Date:28-AUG-2014
Time:05:37
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-214
Owner/operator:easyJet
Registration: G-EZWM
C/n / msn: 5739
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 163
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:near London Gatwick Airport, Crawley, West Sussex -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Liverpool-John Lennon International Airport (LPL/EGGP)
Destination airport:Napoli Airport (NAP/LIRN)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
Easyjet Flight U2-7215 was a scheduled service from Liverpool, U.K. to Naples, Italy. Passing FL320 in the climb, the co-pilot reported an odd odour.

The caption "avionics smoke" was displayed on the Electronic Centralised Aircraft Monitoring (ECAM) display and the crew could see smoke emanating from the right side of the centre console inside the co-pilotís footwell. Both flight crew donned their oxygen masks. The aircraft diverted to London Gatwick Airport and, during the descent, the smoke stopped. It landed without further incident.

It was found that a component in a static inverter, powering electrical outlet sockets in the cockpit, had overheated. The airplane was returned to service the same day. A replacement Airbus A320-200 registration G-EZUC reached Naples with a delay of 3 hours.

Sources:

1. http://www.aaib.gov.uk/cms_resources.cfm?file=/Airbus%20A320-214,%20G-EZWM%2012-14.pdf
2. http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/story/2014-08-28/emergency-landing-at-gatwick/
3. http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/11437292.Plane_makes_emergency_landing_at_Gatwick_Airport/?ref=mr
4. http://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/11437579.Plane_carrying_157_passengers_from_Liverpool_makes_emergency_landing/?ref=mr
5. https://www.aeroinside.com/item/4602/easyjet-a320-near-london-on-aug-28th-2014-smoke-in-cockpit
6. http://www.heart.co.uk/fourcounties/news/local/luton-based-easyjet-flight-makes-emergency-landing/

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

25 Jan 2015 G-EZWK easyJet 0 near Amsterdam non


Images:

Photo of G-EZWM courtesy AirHistory.net


Amsterdam - Schiphol (EHAM / AMS)
26 May 2018; (c) Aad van der Voet

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Dec-2014 10:49 harro Added
11-Dec-2014 10:49 harro Updated [Narrative]
18-Dec-2014 15:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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