Transavia B738 near Zagreb on Oct 20th 2012, odour in cabin

Last Update: October 20, 2012 / 14:17:19 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 20, 2012

Classification
Incident

Flight number
HV-578

Aircraft Registration
PH-HSB

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Transavia Boeing 737-800, registration PH-HSB performing flight HV-578 (dep Oct 19th) from Sharm el Sheikh (Egypt) to Amsterdam (Netherlands) with 189 passengers and 6 crew, was enroute at FL360 about 130nm south of Zagreb (Croatia) when the crew decided to divert to Zagreb due to a pungent odour of melting plastics on board. The aircraft landed safely on Zagreb's runway 05 about 30 minutes later. Emergency services found no trace of fire. Two passengers required medical attention, were treated by a doctor at the airport and recovered quickly.

The passengers were taken to hotels.

The airline confirmed the diversion due to a pungent smell on board, all occupants are well.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration PH-HZE has been dispatched to Zagreb.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
PH-HSB
Country of Registration
Netherlands
Date of Registration
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Legal Basis
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
Engine
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 20, 2012

Classification
Incident

Flight number
HV-578

Aircraft Registration
PH-HSB

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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