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
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.
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