Lufthansa A321 near Berlin on Jun 7th 2013, three flight attendants injured by fumes
Last Update: June 27, 2016 / 14:35:19 GMT/Zulu time
The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for about 2 hours, then departed for return flight LH-189 and was taken out of service after landing in Frankfurt. The aircraft subsequently returned to service on Jun 8th after about 14 hours on the ground.
The three flight attendants remained in the hospital over night, samples of blood and urine were taken and analysed, however, without significant findings.
One of the flight attendants had requested to be handed out the remaining blood and urine samples of the hospital in Berlin, put them on ice and stored them. The flight attendant was on sick leave until July 15th 2013, but became involved into other occurrences, see Accident: Lufthansa A320 enroute on Aug 14th 2013, three flight attendants injured by contaminated cabin air and Accident: Lufthansa A320 near Frankfurt on Aug 31st 2015, fumes injure flight attendant and Accident: Lufthansa A343 at Chicago on Sep 28th 2015, fumes injure three flight attendants, sending the flight attendant into another sick leave for more than 22 months. Following that second event the samples taken in Berlin on Jun 7th 2013 were sent to the University of Goettingen, where analysis resulted in identification of solvents as cause of the health issues.
The BFU reported on Jun 6th 2016, that they have been informed about the occurrence, during which odour like tar or plasticine was observed. Several flight attendants were medically examined. The BFU did not rate the occurrence as a serious incident or accident.
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