Virgin Australia F100 enroute on Dec 27th 2021, cabin and flight crew unwell in flight, possibly hypoxia

Last Update: January 6, 2022 / 16:22:23 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 27, 2021

Classification
Accident

Flight number
VA-1896

Destination
Perth, Australia

Aircraft Registration
VH-FNU

Aircraft Type
Fokker 100

ICAO Type Designator
F100

A Virgin Australia Fokker 100, registration VH-FNU performing flight VA-1896 from Newman,WA to Perth,WA (Australia) with 7 passengers and 5 crew, was enroute at FL340 when a flight attendant began to feel unwell and was treated with portable oxygen. The flgiht crew climbed the aircraft to FL350. A few minutes later the other two flight attendants also felt unwell and told the flight crew they suspected hypoxia. The first officer also felt light headed and experienced slight nausea. The flight crew donned their oxygen masks as precaution, performed an emergency descent to FL100 and continued to Perth for a safe landing. The incapacitated flgiht attendant was taken to a hospital.

The aircraft remained on the ground for 3 days and 16 hours.

The ATSB opened an investigation expected to conclude in Q3/2022 into the occurrence.
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 27, 2021

Classification
Accident

Flight number
VA-1896

Destination
Perth, Australia

Aircraft Registration
VH-FNU

Aircraft Type
Fokker 100

ICAO Type Designator
F100

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