American A333 near Boston on Jul 28th 2019, fumes on board

Last Update: July 29, 2019 / 21:34:26 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 28, 2019

Classification
Accident

Flight number
AA-728

Aircraft Registration
N272AY

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

An American Airlines Airbus A330-300, registration N272AY performing flight AA-728 from Philadelphia,PA (USA) to London Heathrow,EN (UK) with 154 passengers and 12 crew, was enroute at FL370 about 110nm east of Boston,MA (USA) when the flight crew donned their oxygen masks and declared a medical emergency reporting a number of passengers and all 9 cabin crew had become ill, there was an odour of dirty old socks on board. They were 3 pilots on the flight deck, they were all "A-Ok". The aircraft turned around and diverted to Boston for a safe landing on runway 22L about 45 minutes after the decision to divert to Boston.

The airline reported the flight attendants were taken to a hospital and were later released. None of the passengers reported sick or required medical attention.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for about 16.5 hours, then positioned to Philadelphia.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N272AY
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
AIRBUS INDUSTRIE
Aircraft Model / Type
A330-323
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
A333
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 28, 2019

Classification
Accident

Flight number
AA-728

Aircraft Registration
N272AY

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

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