Fumes in Qantas cabin sees crew hospitalised

 
   

Three Qantas cabin crew members have been hospitalised after detecting strange fumes inside the cabin of a Boeing 767 from Perth on approach to Melbourne Airport yesterday.

Qantas has confirmed that three of its cabin crew members on flight QF476 were hospitalised last night after they detected an odd smell in the galley just 20 minutes before landing.

“It was quite contained,” says a spokesperson for Qantas to e-Travel Blackboard.  “None of the passengers detected anything… it was an odour that the cabin crew picked up in the galley area.”

Investigations confirmed that it was a faulty oven that was the cause of the fumes, and Qantas can confirm that the oven has been replaced on the Boeing 767-300.  And as of this morning, the aircraft has returned to service.

The three cabin crew members have been treated for their nausea and have already been discharged from the Melbourne hospital.

“All of them are currently resting at the crew hotel.  We’ll make sure they’re fully fit before duty,” adds the Qantas spokesperson.
 
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: W.X
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