Munich: Austrian Airlines Airbus A320 evacuated because of burning smell

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On Monday, May 22, 2023, Austrian Airlines flight OS112 had to be evacuated from Munich Airport. The Airbus A320 with the registration OE-LBW was on its way to the runway about half an hour after the scheduled departure time.

The pilots noticed a burning smell. For safety reasons, the fire brigade was called to help. This arrived quickly and the evacuation of the medium-haul jet was then initiated. Technicians then examined the machine and quickly found the cause.

According to Austrian Airlines, a heater in the front area is said to have been defective. Lufthansa Technik was able to repair the OE-LBW at Munich Airport so that this Airbus A320 could take off shortly before 13:00 p.m. towards Vienna-Schwechat.

Airbus A320 (Photo: Austrian Airlines AG).
Airbus A320 (Photo: Austrian Airlines AG).