An Air France Airbus A318-100, registration F-GUGO performing flight AF-1266 from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to Florence (Italy), was on final approach to Florence’s runway 05 when a strong unusual odour was noticed throughout the aircraft, on the flight deck and cabin. The crew continued for a safe landing on runway 05 a few minutes later. When the aircraft reached the parking stand, the odour had dissipated.
The aircraft was scheduled to overnight in Florence and departed for the return flight the following morning on schedule about 9 hours after landing.
Read the full Av Herald report here
To read of the post fume event medical effects on a US female passenger from 2000 click here
Aerotoxic Association comment: “As 2016 draws to a close, many members of the public (including children and pregnant mothers) are demanding to know why they are being repeatedly exposed to ‘unusual odors’ and aircrew are not given a means of identifying poison in the cabin air such that they can protect the public by shutting down a ‘more leaky than normal’ bleed air system – including the Auxiliary Power Unit (APU).”