US Airways A332 near Rome on Dec 6th 2014, 13 people became ill

Last Update: December 6, 2014 / 20:12:34 GMT/Zulu time

Bookmark this article
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 6, 2014

Classification
Accident

Airline
US Airways

Flight number
US-797

Aircraft Registration
N289AY

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

A US Airways Airbus A330-200, registration N289AY performing flight US-797 (dep Dec 5th) from Tel Aviv (Israel) to Philadelphia,PA (USA) with 129 passengers and 14 crew (4 flight crew), was enroute at FL360 about 160nm east of Rome (Italy) when the crew decided to divert to Rome's Fiumicino Airport declaring a medical emergency after 11 crew and 2 passenger reported feeling ill and showing red eyes, a number vomitted. The aircraft landed safely at Fiumicino Airport about 30 minutes later, all crew and the two ill passengers were taken to a hospital.

A malfunction of the aircraft's airconditioning system is being suspected based on initial examination.

The airline reported that the aircraft made an unscheduled landing after an odour was reported in the cabin causing nausea and eye irritations. The two passengers feeling ill and all crew were taken to a hospital for medical examination, 3 flight attendants needed additional hospital care, the others were discharged after examination. All passengers were re-accomodated on other flights.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 6, 2014

Classification
Accident

Airline
US Airways

Flight number
US-797

Aircraft Registration
N289AY

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

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

You can read 4 more free articles without a subscription.

Subscribe now and continue reading without any limits!

Are you a subscriber?
Login
Subscribe

Read unlimited articles and receive our daily update briefing. Gain better insights into what is happening in commercial aviation safety.

Free newsletter

Want to know more and stay ahead? Get our free weekly newsletter and join 5227 existing subscribers.

By subscribing, you accept our terms and conditions and confirm that you've read our privacy policy.

Send tip

Support AeroInside by sending a small tip amount.

Related articles

Newest articles

Subscribe today

Are you researching aviation incidents? Get access to AeroInside Insights, unlimited read access and receive the daily newsletter.

Pick your plan and subscribe

Partner

Blockaviation logo

A new way to document and demonstrate airworthiness compliance and aircraft value. Find out more.

Virtual Speech logo

ELITE Simulation Solutions is a leading global provider of Flight Simulation Training Devices, IFR training software as well as flight controls and related services. Find out more.

Get updates

Never miss an article from AeroInside. Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter and join 5227 existing subscribers.

By subscribing, you accept our terms and conditions and that you've read our privacy policy.

AeroInside Blog
Popular aircraft
Airbus A320
Boeing 737-800
Boeing 737-800 MAX
Popular airlines
American Airlines
United
Delta
Air Canada
Lufthansa
British Airways