Friday 31 May 2024

Jetstar cabin crew in hospital after 'unusual smell' in plane

Four Jetstar cabin crew members were hospitalized following reports of an "unusual smell" on a flight from the Gold Coast Airport, QLD (OOL/YBCG) to Cairns Airport, QLD (CNS/YBCS) on Thursday.

After the plane landed in Cairns and passengers had disembarked, a crew member in her 40s felt faint around 9:30 am. She was supported by another crew member to prevent a fall, according to the airline. Paramedics administered oxygen at the scene.

The Queensland Ambulance reported that the crew suffered from nausea, headaches, eye irritation, and lightheadedness, believed to be caused by exposure to fumes on the aircraft. The affected individuals included one patient in her 20s, two in their 40s, and one in her 50s.

All four staff members were stable when transported to the hospital, the ambulance service stated. Additionally, staff had noticed an "unusual smell" in the cabin before the incident.

"Four of our cabin crew reported feeling unwell due to an unusual smell after the flight," Jetstar commented. "They were evaluated by paramedics and taken to the hospital for observation. There were no reports of the smell from passengers, and the aircraft landed normally in Cairns. Our engineers will conduct a thorough inspection of the aircraft." The pilots did not detect any unusual odors from the cockpit.

Aircraft Information:
Airline: Jetstar
Code: JQ/JST
Aircraft: Airbus A320-232
Registration: VH-VQA
Serial Number: 3783
Engines: 2 x IAE V2527-A5
First Flew: January 2009
Age: 15.4 Years

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