Final Report A320 (OE-LOA) London Stansted, 1 March 2019

Final Report A320 (OE-LOA) London Stansted, 1 March 2019

Publication info
Author
UK AAIB
Category
Airworthiness Human Factors
Date of publication
06/08/2020
Date for review
02/02/2022

On 1 March 2019, an Airbus A320 left engine suffered a contained failure soon after takeoff thrust was set for a night departure from London Stansted but despite the absence of an instruction to cabin crew to begin an evacuation, they did so anyway just before the aircraft was going to be taxied clear of the runway with the Captain only aware when passengers were seen outside the aircraft. The Investigation found that an evacuation had been ordered by the senior member of the cabin crew after she was “overwhelmed” by the situation and believed her team members were “scared”.

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