A dangerous incident with contaminated cabin air occurred on board an Airbus A330 of the German low-price airline Air Berlin.
The incident happened in 2015, but it has only become known now by a report published by “Aviation Herald”. On the 9th of August 2015, an A330 with the identification D-ABXD, flight AB 7610 flew from Cologne to Mallorca – without any specific incident.
When the crew prepared for the return flight, a fume event took place on the ground, whereupon the majority of the crew complained about health problems.
At least one member of the cabin crew was then hospitalized for more than a year.
The federal agency for air accident investigations in Braunschweig (BFU) nevertheless did not classify the incident as an accident, although it would be obliged to define an incident as an accident as soon as a crew member is seriously injured during the service.
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