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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 200361
Last updated: 14 November 2021
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Date:29-SEP-2017
Time:07:48 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-214
Owner/operator:easyJet
Registration: G-EZOC
MSN: 6485
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 192
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:over Greece -   Greece
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Mikonos Airport (JMK/LGMK)
Destination airport:Milano-Malpensa Airport (MXP/LIMC)
Investigating agency: AAIASB
Narrative:
Easyjet flight U22952 diverted to Athens, Greece after the cockpit crew experienced smoke and odor coming from the electronic compartment under First Officer's pedals.
The aircraft began turning back at 07:48 UTC and the crew subsequently issued an emergency. A safe landing was made at Athens at 08:10 UTC.

Cause:
Static Inverter capacitor failure due to overheating.
Contributing factors:
Insufficient evaluation of the information available to the CAMO Engineering Department to identify the static inverters that needed to be removed and modified.

Sources:

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/g-ezoc#f09ff7f
https://www.bea.aero/en/investigation-reports/notified-events/detail/event/fumee-en-poste-de-pilotage-en-croisiere-deroutement/

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: AAIASB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 years and 7 months
Download report: Final report


Images:

Photo of G-EZOC courtesy AirHistory.net


London - Gatwick (EGKK / LGW)
11 December 2016; (c) Dean Gibbs

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Oct-2017 14:37 harro Added
27-Apr-2021 19:21 harro Updated [Total occupants, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative, Accident report]

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