Accident: Lufthansa A333 at Munich on Jun 21st 2017, strong odour causes injuries to cabin crew and affects passengers
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|By Simon Hradecky, created Thursday, Jul 6th 2017 13:49Z, last updated Thursday, Jul 6th 2017 14:00Z
A Lufthansa Airbus A330-300, registration D-AIKB performing flight LH-414 from Munich (Germany) to Washington Dulles,DC (USA), was taxiing for departure when a strong nasty smell developed on board affecting passengers and cabin crew. The flight crew decided to discontinue taxi for departure and returned to the stand. The entire crew went to a hospital.
The flight was cancelled.
Germany’s BFU reported they have been told about the occurrence, further information is currently collected to assess the occurrence and rate it.
According to information The Aviation Herald received five cabin crew received minor injuries (headache, short-windedness, dopiness, the following day also skin rash), two cabin crew are still on sick leave in treatment by respirologists and specialist clinics as result of the occurrence about 2 weeks after the occurrence. A number of passengers were affected as well. The odour appeared to be chemical hydraulical, not the typical “old socks” smell. A leakage at the APU was subsequently detected.
The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for about 18 hours then returned to service.