easyJet Flight To Barcelona Returns to London

easyJet Flight To Barcelona Returns to London
James Field - Editor in Chief 2 Min Read
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In the last few moments, a easyJet flight between London Gatwick and Barcelona has declared an emergency.

easyJet Flight To Barcelona Returns to London
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U28059 is being operated by G-EZBH, one of the airline’s Airbus A319-111 aircraft. The reason for the emergency is unknown currently.

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Updates: easyJet Flight To Barcelona Returns to London…


This is a developing story. Updates to follow shortly.

easyJet Flight To Barcelona Returns to London

UPDATE #1 @ 1404 UK time – easyJet flight U28059 is descending through FL150 back towards London Gatwick, with the 08s currently in use for this.

UPDATE #2 @ 1405 UK time – As per Planespotters, G-EZBH is a 16.8 year old Airbus A319-100, which was delivered new to the carrier in December 2006.

easyJet Flight To Barcelona Returns to London

UPDATE #3 @ 1406 UK time – U28059, originally bound for Barcelona, is descending through 10,000 feet as it readies itself for the base leg onto the 08s at London Gatwick.

UPDATE #4 @ 1408 UK time – It is understood the aircraft squawked 7700 when it was at FL290.

UPDATE #5 @ 1410 UK time – easyJet flight U28059 is now on final approach into London Gatwick, where it started from, with no reason yet for the emergency and not continuing on to Barcelona.

UPDATE #6 @ 1415 UK time – TOUCHDOWN! G-EZBH has appeared to have safely touched down back into Gatwick, using Runway 08R. We will attempt to find out the cause of the emergency so stay tuned on this.

UPDATE #7 @ 1425 UK time – @FlightEmergency confirming that the cause of the emergency was due to the smell of burning in the cockpit.

UPDATE #8 @ 1431 UK time – The easyJet flight has been pictured being escorted by the airport firefighters, courtesy of pictures from @SdtvP.

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