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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 244262
Last updated: 21 October 2020
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Date:21-OCT-2020
Time:06:05 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-232
Owner/operator:British Airways
Registration: G-EUYD
C/n / msn: 3726
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:near London Heathrow Airport -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:London-Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL)
Destination airport:Verona Airport (VRN/LIPX)
Narrative:
A British Airways Airbus A320-232, registration G-EUYD performing flight BA-2596 from London Heathrow (UK) to Verona (Italy), was climbing out of runway 09R when the crew stopped the climb at FL100 reporting a burning odour on board and decided to return to London's Heathrow Airport. The aircraft landed safely on Heathrow's runway 09L about 20 minutes after departure and taxied to the apron with emergency services in trail.

A replacement A320-200 registration G-EUYL departed Heathrow about 2 hours after landing and is estimated to reach Verona with a delay of 2.5 hours.

Passengers reported they smelled a burning odour, some of the flight attendants felt unwell. Some unofficial reports attributed the burning smell to burning oil, originating from a leak in an engine oil pump

Sources:

1. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/g-euyd#25d465e8
2. https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/british-airways-heathrow-emergency-landing-flight-verona-today-b1201911.html
3. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8862875/British-Airways-flight-Verona-forced-make-emergency-landing-Heathrow.html
4. http://avherald.com/h?article=4de21dfb&opt=0
5. https://www.mylondon.news/news/west-london-news/heathrow-airport-british-airways-emergency-19139454
6. https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1350354/london-heathrow-british-airways-BA2596-emergency-landing-london-to-verona
7. https://www.aeroinside.com/item/14997/british-airways-a320-at-london-on-oct-21st-2020-burning-odour-on-board
8. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/localnews/2647216-London%20Heathrow%20Airport/0
9. https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/international-airlines-group-iag/british-airways/airbus-a320-returns-to-london-heathrow-after-smell-of-burning-and-some-crew-felt-unwell/
10. https://simpleflying.com/british-airways-a320-diversion/

Media:

British Airways, G-EUYD, Airbus A320-232 on 10 January 2020: British Airways, G-EUYD, Airbus A320-232

Images:

Photo of G-EUYD courtesy AirHistory.net


London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)
18 July 2020; (c) Dean Gibbs

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Oct-2020 09:59 harro Added
21-Oct-2020 19:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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