A Lufthansa Airbus A319-100, registration D-AILD performing flight LH-1625 from Krakow (Poland) to Munich (Germany), was taxiing for departure from Krakow when a hydraulic odour was noticed in cockpit and cabin, the APU was running. The aircraft departed and later was on approach to Munich, when the odour re-occurred and intensified, the APU was not running, prompting the flight crew to don their oxygen masks. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Munich’s runway 26L. The flight attendants reported respiratory problems following the flight.
The Aviation Herald received information that maintenance checked the APU without finding any anomaly and returned the aircraft to service.
The occurrence aircraft returned to service 24 hours after landing.
When The Aviation Herald inquired with Germany’s BFU (air accident investigation unit), the BFU reported they had not received any information about the event so far.
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