Jetstar A320 at Melbourne on Oct 20th 2018, odour sickens two flight attendants

Last Update: October 20, 2018 / 16:56:47 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 20, 2018

Classification
Accident

Flight number
JQ-772

Aircraft Registration
VH-VQL

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A Jetstar Airbus A320-200, registration VH-VQL performing flight JQ-772 from Melbourne,VI to Adelaide,SA (Australia), was climbing out of Melbourne's runway 27 when an odour developed in the cabin causing two flight attendants to increasingly feel unwell. The flight crew decided to stop the climb at FL240 and return to Melbourne for a safe landing on runway 16 about 35 minutes after departure. The two flight attendants were taken to a hospital.

The airline reported the two flight attendants were taken to a hospital for observation. The odour potentially came from some cleaning product, it remains unclear however what caused the sickness of the flight attendants.

A replacement A321-200 registration VH-VWZ reached Adelaide with a delay of 4.5 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground about 16 hours after landing back.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
VH-VQL
Country of Registration
Australia
Date of Registration
Airworthyness Category
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TCDS Ident. No.
Manufacturer
AIRBUS INDUSTRIE
Aircraft Model / Type
A320-232
ICAO Aircraft Type
A320
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Engine
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 20, 2018

Classification
Accident

Flight number
JQ-772

Aircraft Registration
VH-VQL

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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