Serious incident Airbus A321-131 D-AIRM, Friday 2 January 2015
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Date:Friday 2 January 2015
Type:Silhouette image of generic A321 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus A321-131
Registration: D-AIRM
MSN: 518
Year of manufacture:1994
Engine model:IAE V2530-A5
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 84
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel Airport (HAM/EDDH) -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF)
Destination airport:Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel Airport (HAM/EDDH)
Investigating agency: BFU
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Shortly after takeoff from Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany, the cabin crew noticed a foul odor in the read galley area. The smell disappeared after a short while.
During the descent towards Hamburg, while the aircraft was flying at 5000 feet, both flight crew members norticed a strong smell in the cockpit. Thet switched off Bleed 1 and Crossbleed was switched on. The pilots then began to feel unwell. 90 seconds after the smell was noticed, the donned their oxygen masks. They notified air traffic control but did not declare an emergency.

An invesigation did not reveal the source of the smell.


Revision history:

10-Feb-2015 19:07 harro Added
18-Jun-2015 10:51 harro Updated [Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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