Spirit A319 near Fort Lauderdale on Oct 1st 2018, fumes injure passengers and crew

Last Update: October 11, 2018 / 22:20:16 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 1, 2018

Classification
Accident

Flight number
NK-1141

Aircraft Registration
N531NK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

A Spirit Airlines Airbus A319-100, registration N531NK performing flight NK-1141 from Fort Lauderdale,FL (USA) to Guayaquil (Ecuador), was climbing out of Fort Lauderdale when a number of passengers began to complain about feeling sick due to an odour described as rotten smell by some or dirty old socks by others, all three cabin crew began to feel unwell, too. The flight crew was notified of the fumes however decided to continue the flight to Guayaquil. Medlink was called to provide first medical assistance to passengers and cabin crew, the passengers were offered oxygen. Passengers reported nausea, burning eyes, upset stomach and headache. One of the flight attendants began to vomit, another one was shaking and nearly became unconscious, the third complained about nausea and headache with burning eyes. Rashes developed. The aircraft landed in Guayaquil about 4:15 hours after departure.

The FAA confirmed: "The crew of Spirit Airlines 1141, an Airbus A319, reported fumes in the aircraft after takeoff from Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport on October 1. The crew continued to its destination and landed safely at the Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport, Guayaquil, Ecuador. The FAA will investigate."

At least 6 passengers required medical care after landing in Guayaquil (no further information available about their status), all three flight attendants were taken to the local hospital, two of them remained in stationary hospital care with diagnosis of carbon monoxide poisoning and were treated with hyperbaric oxygen for at least a week.
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Aircraft Model / Type
A319-132
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A319
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 1, 2018

Classification
Accident

Flight number
NK-1141

Aircraft Registration
N531NK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

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