Lufthansa A346 enroute on Oct 12th 2012, fumes sicken two flight attendants

Last Update: October 12, 2012 / 12:58:43 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 12, 2012

Classification
Accident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-447

Aircraft Registration
D-AIHF

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-600

ICAO Type Designator
A346

A Lufthansa Airbus A340-600, registration D-AIHF performing flight LH-447 (dep Oct 11th) from Denver,CO (USA) to Frankfurt/Main (Germany), was enroute when two flight attendants working in the aft galley began to complain about serious headache, that they thought was caused by glue like fumes in the galley. The flight was continued to Frankfurt, the captain requested emergency services on stand by. The aircraft landed safely and taxied to the gate with emergency services in trail.

Emergency services identified a container containing Polyalkylamines (derivative of ammonia) as possible source of the fumes, however, the container, that had been stowed unsecured in the aft cargo hold, showed no indication of damage or leakage. The source of fumes could so far not be identified with certainty.

Polyalkylamides are rated hazardeous goods by NOAA being a corrosive and highly flammable liquid that (in both liquid and vapour form) can cause toxic effects like severe burns to skin and eyes and the vapour of which can cause dizziness or suffocation.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 12, 2012

Classification
Accident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-447

Aircraft Registration
D-AIHF

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-600

ICAO Type Designator
A346

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