An Easyjet Airbus A320-200, registration G-EZUP performing flight U2-8735 from London Gatwick,EN (UK) to Bastia (France) with 129 passengers, was enroute at FL350 about 110nm south of Geneva (Switzerland) in French Airspace when the crew reported a bleed air leak on the left hand wing (engine CFM56) and decided to divert to Geneva. The aircraft landed safely on Geneva’s runway 05 about 35 minutes later.
The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground in Geneva for about 21 hours, then positioned to London Gatwick and resumed service.
Switzerland’s SUST reported they have opened an investigation into the occurrence advising the occurrence has been rated an accident.
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