Transavia B738 near Vienna on May 13th 2018, eight passengers become sick on board

Last Update: May 16, 2018 / 15:15:12 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 13, 2018

Classification
Accident

Flight number
HV-163

Destination
Antalya, Turkey

Aircraft Registration
PH-HXM

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Transavia Boeing 737-800, registration PH-HXM performing flight HV-163 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Antalya (Turkey) with 185 people on board, was enroute at FL370 about 50nm northeast of Vienna (Austria) in Slovak Airspace when the crew decided to divert to Vienna reporting a number of passengers had become sick. The aircraft landed on Vienna's runway 16 about 20 minutes later. Several ambulances were awaiting the aircraft already. Two passengers were taken to a hospital.

The airline reported eight passengers, seated throughout the cabin, felt unwell in flight and requested medical attention. Two passengers were taken to hospitals, the other six were treated at the airport. The cause of the passengers' illness is currently unknown and is being investigated.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration PH-HSI positioned from Amsterdam to Vienna, resumed the flight and reached Antalya with a delay of 5.5 hours.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground in Vienna for about 7 hours, then positioned back to Amsterdam and remained on the ground in Amsterdam for another 21 hours, performed a test flight and subsequently returned to service about 36 hours after landing in Vienna.

The airline reported that extensive examinations including a verificaton flight have been performed with no findings, a technical cause was ruled out and the aircraft returned to service.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
PH-HXM
Country of Registration
Netherlands
Date of Registration
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Airworthyness Category
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Manufacturer
The Boeing Company
Aircraft Model / Type
737-800
ICAO Aircraft Type
B738
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 13, 2018

Classification
Accident

Flight number
HV-163

Destination
Antalya, Turkey

Aircraft Registration
PH-HXM

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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