Lufthansa A319 at Munich on Dec 20th 2019, fumes injure 4 crew

Last Update: December 27, 2019 / 23:11:55 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 20, 2019

Classification
Accident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-1853

Destination
Munich, Germany

Aircraft Registration
D-AIBC

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

A Lufthansa Airbus A319-100, registration D-AIBC performing flight LH-1853 from Milan Malpensa (Italy) to Munich (Germany), was descending towards Munich when a light cheesy odour reminding of old wet cellar/old socks developed on board, that did not subside. The aircraft continued for landing on Munich's runway 08R, immediately after touchdown while reverse thrust was active the odour suddenly and strongly increased. The aircraft taxied to the apron.

On Dec 27th 2019 The Aviation Herald received information that immediately after reaching the stand cabin crew opened doors 1L, 3L and 1R to ventilate the cabin. The purser however was white, sweaty and vomitted complaining about feeling dizzy and suffering from headache, the two other cabin crew also complained about headache and dazed feeling. First officer and all three cabin crew went to see a doctor. The purser was hospitalized due to circulatory weakness and continued to vomit until in hospital care.

The occurrence aircraft returned to service after about 46 hours on the ground.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 20, 2019

Classification
Accident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-1853

Destination
Munich, Germany

Aircraft Registration
D-AIBC

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

This article is published under license from Avherald.com. © of text by Avherald.com.
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