Smoke on board British Airways flight forces emergency landing
Source: Simon Hradecky | www.avherald.com
A British Airways Airbus A320-200, registration G-MIDO performing flight BA-2553 from Heraklion (Greece) to London Gatwick,EN (UK), was enroute at FL340 about 80nm northwest of Athens (Greece) when the crew donned their oxygen masks, declared emergency and diverted the aircraft to Athens reporting smoke on board. The aircraft landed safely on Athens’ runway 03R about 27 minutes later.
The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Athens about 8 hours after landing.
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