Final Report A320 (G-EUYB) vicinity London Heathrow UK, 23 Sep 2019

Final Report A320 (G-EUYB) vicinity London Heathrow UK, 23 Sep 2019

Publication info
Author
UK AAIB
Category
Fire Smoke and Fumes
Date of publication
30/07/2020
Date for review
02/02/2020

On 23 September 2019, the flight crew of an Airbus A320 on approach to London Heathrow detected strong acrid fumes on the flight deck and after donning oxygen masks completed the approach and landing, exited the runway and shut down on a taxiway. After removing their masks, one pilot became incapacitated and the other unwell and both were taken to hospital. The other occupants, all unaffected, were disembarked to buses. The very comprehensive investigation was unable to establish the origin of the fumes but did identify a number of circumstantial factors which corresponded to those identified in previous similar events.

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