Stink halts Lufthansa flight

2011-10-21 19:00

Zurich - An unpleasant odour that left three flight attendants short of breath caused a Madrid-bound Lufthansa airplane to make an unplanned stop in Zurich on Friday.

Airport rescue personnel who entered the plane after it landed also said they felt unwell from the stink. The source of the fumes was not immediately clear. Three of the six attendants on board were taken to hospital for a check, but passengers were unaffected.

The Airbus A320, which had taken off earlier from Frankfurt, landed without incident and all 85 occupants disembarked normally, the airport said. Lufthansa said no one had been in any danger, but engineers were trying to find out what caused the smell.

Read more on:    lufthansa  |  germany  |  switzerland  |  aviation

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
/Sport
 

US biker deaths down: What's the secret?

Motorcycle deaths are on track to decline for a second year in the US thanks to a so far - on bikes - little-used road safety accessory.

 

Stay safe

US biker deaths down: What's the secret?
Pro's and con's of accredited driver-training
Juvenile pillion riders? Play safe...
Need a family ride? SA's top Mommy Cars
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

It is crucial to look twice before signing anything important right now. While Mercury is in retrograde strange things can happen,...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.