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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 173706
Last updated: 5 October 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic A321 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A321-131
Registration: D-AIRM
C/n / msn: 518
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 84
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Hamburg -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Frankfurt Airport (FRA)
Destination airport:Hamburg Airport (HAM)
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
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.



Photo of D-AIRM courtesy

Berlin - Tegel (EDDT / TXL)
26 June 2017; (c) Georg Noack

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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