Alaska B738 over Pacific on Nov 5th 2022, two flight attendants incapacitated due to fumes

Last Update: November 7, 2022 / 17:12:18 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 5, 2022

Classification
Accident

Flight number
AS-952

Aircraft Registration
N586AS

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

An Alaska Air Boeing 737-800, registration N586AS performing flight AS-952 from Kahului,HI to Seattle,WA (USA), was enroute at FL340 over the Pacific Ocean about 330nm northnortheast of Kahului when the crew decided to turn around and divert to Honolulu requesting medical personnel available on arrival, at least two flight attendants were incapacitated after feeling dizzy at first, they recovered for a bit of time but then the symptoms returned prompting them to divert to Honolulu. The aircraft descended normally to 10,000 feet for the return. While on approach to Honolulu the crew was advised that it was the best option to taxi to the gate for access of medical personnel, however, gate personnel had not yet arrived at the gate. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on runway 04R about 70 minutes after the decision to turn around, after landing the crew was advised that the gate personnel had already arrived at the gate. The aircraft taxied speedily to the apron with emergency services in trail, who prepared to establish a triage at the gate. All 4 cabin crew received minor injuries.

The aircraft is still on the ground in Honolulu about 3 days after landing.

On Nov 7th 2022 the FAA reported "AIRCRAFT DIVERTED TO HONOLULU DUE TO FUMES, HONOLULU, HI." reporting all 4 cabin crew received minor injuries.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N586AS
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
737-890
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B738
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
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Engine Model
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Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 5, 2022

Classification
Accident

Flight number
AS-952

Aircraft Registration
N586AS

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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