A TRANSATLANTIC aircraft diverted to Dublin Airport on Sunday after three flight attendants were overcome by fumes and left ‘partially incapacitated.’
The US Airways flight was en route from Venice in Italy to Philadelphia in the US when the pilot contacted air traffic controllers.
It was the second time this month that flight AWE-715 was forced to divert to Dublin with the problem, however different aircraft were involved.
Full article here: Jet diverts as crew fall ill from fumes
Aviation Herald incident report here: Incident: US Airways A332 over Atlantic on May 19th 2014, several crew members ill
By Chris on Thursday, May 22nd 2014 20:13Z
I was a passenger on this plane sitting near the middle of coach. About 1 hour into the flight my wife began to complain about nausea. Shortly thereafter, I developed a light headache. At the time we wrote those symptoms off as fatigue from our travels.
When the flight was diverted, the pilot stated the reason as a medical emergency due to an air quality issue. Upon landing, the flight attendants were treated and the passengers directed to remain seated. For nearly an hour we sat in our seats with front and rear cabin doors open and air being circulated. Passengers were then directed through the airport to book other flights and most passengers were taken to a hotel for the night.
Over the course of our stay in the hotel, a large number of other passengers described having symptoms consistent with carbon monoxide poisoning – particularly headaches, dizziness and nausea. We found it peculiar that none of the passengers were given the opportunity to report these symptoms.