A Lufthansa Airbus A319-100, registration D-AIBF performing flight LH-2286 from Munich (Germany) to Brussels (Belgium), was descending towards Brussels when a strong oil smell developed on board causing eye irritations, headache, dizziness, concentration difficulties and respiratory problems. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Brussels’ runway 25R.
The entire crew went to a hospital for check ups. At least one flight attendant is still on sick leave one month later following the fume event.
The return flight LH-2287 was cancelled. The aircraft remained on the ground for about 6.5 hours, then positioned to Munich as flight LH-9925, remained on the ground in Munich for about 17.5 hours and resumed service about 26 hours after landing in Brussels.
Germany’s BFU reported that they have received information about the occurrence and rated the occurrence an incident, no investigation has been opened.
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