Aer Lingus Flight London-Dublin Declares Emergency

Aer Lingus Flight London-Dublin Declares Emergency
Anna Zvereva from Tallinn, Estonia, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

It has emerged in the last hour or so that an Aer Lingus flight from London Gatwick declared a Pan Pan emergency on approach to Dublin.

Within the Pan Pan, it is understood the aircraft didn’t utilize the 7700 general emergency code.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

EI233 – London to Dublin…

Aer Lingus Flight London-Dublin Declares Emergency
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Aer Lingus Flight London-Dublin Declares Emergency
Anna Zvereva, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Aer Lingus flight EI233 is a routine scheduled flight between London Gatwick & Dublin.

The aircraft involved in the Pan Pan emergency is registered as EI-EDS.

As per data from, EI-EDS is a 15.3 year old Airbus A320-200 that was delivered to the airline in February 2009.

Of the A320-200 variant, Aer Lingus has 29 of them now, of which 26 are in active service and three are parked.

Furthermore, average fleet age for the variant at the airline currently stands at 17.6 years.

EI233 departed London Gatwick at 1139 local time this morning and climbed out towards Dublin Airport.

Data from RadarBox shows normal flight, with the aircraft landing into DUB at 1229 local time.

Furthermore, it is understood no further incident has taken place following the arrival into the Irish airport.

Electrical Smell in the Cabin…

Anna Zvereva from Tallinn, Estonia, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

As per @Shauns_Aviation on X, it is understood that the crew declared a Pan Pan emergency.

It is understood that there was an electrical smell in the cabin onboard EI233 between London Gatwick & Dublin.

Furthermore, it is unclear what the extent of this incident is like, and could ground the aircraft for the rest of the day.

All eyes will be on how long it takes the maintenance technicians to fix the Aer Lingus Airbus A320.

Identifying the cause of the electrical smell will take some time, but this is necessary to ensure a safe return to service.

In conclusion, all eyes will be on what other information comes following this emergency incident.

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