easyJet A319 Suffers Two Incidents in Two Days at Belfast

An easyJet Airbus A319 has suffered two incidents in two days on the London & Geneva rotations, resulting in immediate u-turns back to Belfast (BFS/EGAA).
Anna Zvereva from Tallinn, Estonia, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

An easyJet Airbus A319 has suffered two incidents in two days on the London & Geneva rotations, resulting in immediate u-turns back to Belfast (BFS/EGAA).

It is clear that there is a massive technical issue with this particular aircraft, as we will come to explore in this article.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

U215 – Belfast to London Luton…


An easyJet Airbus A319 has suffered two incidents in two days on the London & Geneva rotations, resulting in immediate u-turns back to Belfast (BFS/EGAA).
Data provided by RadarBox.com.
An easyJet Airbus A319 has suffered two incidents in two days on the London & Geneva rotations, resulting in immediate u-turns back to Belfast (BFS/EGAA).
Anna Zvereva from Tallinn, Estonia, CC BY-SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Before we get into the incidents in Belfast, let’s explore G-EZDR, the aircraft involved in the two incidents.

As per Planespotters.net, G-EZDR is a 15.5 year old Airbus A319 that was delivered to easyJet UK back in October 2008.

Furthermore, of the A319 variant, the UK subsidiary to the airline has 47 of them, of which all but three are in active service.

Average fleet age for the variant at the airline stands at 15.7 years.

Yesterday, easyJet flight U215 departed Belfast for London Luton at 0720 local time yesterday morning.

However, not long into it’s climb, the aircraft stopped that process and began a series of holds.

After around 36 minutes in the air, the aircraft landed safely without further incident.

@FlightEmergency on X reports that the aircraft suffered an issue with the flaps not long after departure towards London Luton from Belfast.

The aircraft made some significant deviations after holding.

This was to get itself set up for what would have been a high-speed approach.

U23065 – BFS to Geneva…


Data provided by RadarBox.com.

Looking away from the Belfast-London Luton flight, this morning’s easyJet rotation to Geneva was also affected.

The flight was operated by the same aircraft, G-EZDR.

U23065 departed Belfast at 0643 local time.

Once again, the aircraft entered multiple holds minutes after departure.

Furthermore, once such holding was completed, the aircraft set itself up for the approach back into BFS.

After around 30-50 minutes in the air, U23065, originally bound for Geneva, landed safely back into BFS.

It is unclear whether this morning’s u-turn back to Belfast is related at all to yesterday’s incident on the London Luton service.

G-EZDR remains grounded following it’s landing back into BFS.

For now, this remains a developing story.

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