National System B712 at Hobart on Jun 6th 2023, flight crew nearly incapacitated after chlorine like smell on flight deck

Last Update: June 28, 2023 / 17:44:41 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 6, 2023

Classification
Accident

Flight number
QF-1541

Aircraft Registration
VH-NXM

Aircraft Type
Boeing 717-200

ICAO Type Designator
B712

A National Jet Systems Boeing 717-200 on behalf of Qantas, registration VH-NXM performing flight QF-1541 from Sydney,NS to Hobart,TA (Australia), was on approach to Hobart descending through about 3000 feet MSL when the crew noticed a chlorine like odour. The captain, pilot flying, soon after assessed himself as unable to continue flying due to the onset of hypoxia like symptoms. The first officer assumed the role as pilot flying, but also felt the onset of deleterious symptoms, however, managed to continue for a safe landing on Hobart's runway 30.

Australia's ATSB reported: "Passing 3,000 ft on approach, the captain noticed a chlorine-type smell and shortly after assessed themselves as unable to continue as pilot flying due to the onset of hypoxia-like symptoms. The first officer took over as pilot flying. The first officer later reported that they started to feel the onset of deleterious symptoms on short final. The aircraft landed without further incident." and opened an investigation into the occurrence.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 6, 2023

Classification
Accident

Flight number
QF-1541

Aircraft Registration
VH-NXM

Aircraft Type
Boeing 717-200

ICAO Type Designator
B712

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