In the early hours of this morning, an easyJet flight from Las Palmas declared an emergency following failed landing attempts at London Gatwick.
easyJet Flight Las Palmas-London Declares Emergency…
easyJet flight U28132 is a routine scheduled flight between Las Palmas and London Gatwick, with the affected rotation being operated by G-EZPE.
As per data from Planespotters.net, G-EZPE is a 7.9 year old Airbus A320ceo that was delivered to the UK subsidiary of the carrier back in March 2016.
Of the A320ceo variant, the UK subsidiary to the orange and white airline has 77 of them, of which 69 are in active service and eight are parked, offering an average fleet age of 11.1 years.
easyJet flight U28132 departed Las Palmas at 2036 local time last night and proceeded in a northernly direction towards London Gatwick.
By the time the aircraft was setting up for it’s approaches, Storm Isha was still in the vicinity, which caused immense difficulty to land at Gatwick.
After a series of holds and also missed approaches, G-EZPE then diverted in a north-westerly track and proceeded to divert to Birmingham, where the crew onboard declared a low-fuel emergency to acquire priority landing.
U28132 from Las Palmas to London Gatwick then landed safely into Birmingham at 0210 local time this morning, with the aircraft still on the ground there at the time of writing (22/1/24 @ 1040 UK time).
Storm Isha provided significant disruption to air traffic, and caused the following low fuel emergency broadcasts:
- easyJet flight U23212 – Fuerteventura-Edinburgh – Diverted to Manchester.
- TUI flight BY803 – Sharm el-Sheikh-Glasgow – Diverted to Manchester.
- Jet2 flight EXS71Q – Plovdiv-Belfast – Diverted to Manchester.
- easyJet flight U23174 – Amsterdam-Glasgow – Diverted to Manchester.
Whilst there were dozens of diversions caused by the storm, around five of them resulted in low fuel emergencies.
All eyes to see what the fallout from yesterday’s disruption will look like.
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