Lufthansa A333 at Munich on Jun 21st 2017, strong odour causes injuries to cabin crew and affects passengers

Last Update: July 12, 2017 / 15:49:53 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 21, 2017

Classification
Accident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-414

Aircraft Registration
D-AIKB

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

A Lufthansa Airbus A330-300, registration D-AIKB performing flight LH-414 from Munich (Germany) to Washington Dulles,DC (USA), was taxiing for departure when a strong nasty smell developed on board affecting passengers and cabin crew. The flight crew decided to discontinue taxi for departure and returned to the stand. The entire crew went to a hospital.

The flight was cancelled.

Germany's BFU reported they have been told about the occurrence, further information is currently collected to assess the occurrence and rate it.

According to information The Aviation Herald received five cabin crew received minor injuries (headache, short-windedness, dopiness, the following day also skin rash), two cabin crew are still on sick leave in treatment by respirologists and specialist clinics as result of the occurrence about 2 weeks after the occurrence. A number of passengers were affected as well. The odour appeared to be chemical hydraulical, not the typical "old socks" smell. A leakage at the APU was subsequently detected.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for about 18 hours then returned to service.

On Jul 11th 2017 the BFU reported that the occurrence had not been rated an accident or serious incident and is therefore not going to be investigated.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 21, 2017

Classification
Accident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-414

Aircraft Registration
D-AIKB

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

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