A Germania Boeing 737-700, registration D-AGEQ performing flight ST-3356 from Erfurt (Germany) to Tenerife South,CI (Spain) with 119 passengers, was in the initial climb out of Erfurt’s runway 10 when the crew stopped the climb at 5000 feet due to an unusual odour in the cockpit. The aircraft returned to Erfurt for a safe landing on runway 10 about 12 minutes after departure.
The aircraft remained on the ground for about 2.5 hours, then departed again and reached Tenerife with a delay of 2.5 hours.
The airline reported the captain decided to abort the flight, the aircraft was able to depart again following a safety check.
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