A Lufthansa Airbus A340-600, registration D-AIHH performing flight LH-731 (scheduled dep Jan 10th, actual dep Jan 11th) from Hong Kong (China) to Munich (Germany), was enroute when fumes were noticed on board, followed by a number of flight attendants reporting feeling unwell with dizziness, head ache, eye and throat irritation. The flight continued to Munich for a safe landing on schedule. After landing the entire crew went to undergo medical examinations.
The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for about 16 hours, then resumed service.
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14th January 2016
We have been asked to point out that the Av Herald report has been changed to the following:-
“After landing the affected crew members went to undergo medical examinations”.
See the ‘new’ Av Herald report on this accident.
NB. No mention whatsoever is made in either report of the fare paying public passengers on this flight, who would have experienced the SAME medical effects as the Flight Attendants, as they were exposed to the SAME chemicals.
Here is a medical protocol for any crew member or passenger injured as a result of this or any other fume event flight.