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Plane Diverted And Evacuated At PHL  
User currently offlinekkephart13 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 6449 times:

US 720 Took off from CLT at 7:30pm and diverted to PHL after some crew members fell ill.

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20...nternational_after_6_fall_ill.html

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User currently offlineASFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2005, 1211 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 6293 times:

I get why they might divert but why would they evacuate? Sounds like some (no big surprise) inaccurate reporting.

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6065 times:

If it was some pax ill....they those could have been shifted....why evacuate....


Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5427 times:

The linked article doesn't say anything about an evacuation using the slides.

It could have been 'evacuated' via the jetbridge at a gate.

But, since crew members were apparently falling sick due to some type of fumes, and emergency evacuation might have occured.

From the FAA Accident/ Incident Summary

Quote:
US AIRWAYS FLIGHT 720 AIRBUS A330 AIRCRAFT DIVERTED AND LANDED WITHOUT
INCIDENT DUE TO FUMES IN THE CABIN, 4 PERSONS ON BOARD SUSTAINED UNKNOWN
INJURIES, 13 PERSONS DECLINED MEDICAL TREATMENT, PHILADELPHIA, PA
http://www.faa.gov/data_research/acc..._data/events01/media/10_USA720.txt


User currently offlineUnited777ORD From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 264 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3571 times:

This is not the first time a US Airways 767 has had fumes that caused passengers to become ill. Another occurrence took place last year in Charlotte. I wonder if these two incidents were the same or different aircraft.

User currently offlineas739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6200 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3517 times:

Quoting United777ORD (Reply 4):

Say its a A330!!



"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
User currently offlinecha747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 788 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2343 times:

I remembered seeing something about illness and the A330 years and years ago so a quick Google search resulted in the following:

http://www.afausairways.org/eline/sep14.htm

I think that this is really strange that only crew and no pax were involved and that the AFA document lists specific symptoms, like a toxidrome. I wonder if a group of the FA's took or were sharing Provigil or some other similar sleep-preventing medication....pure speculation. What goes against that is that this only seems to be on A330's, not any other type. I'm glad they were taken to HUP as the toxicology service they share through the Philly Poison Control Center with CHOP should shed some take excellent care of them, though I doubt that US or the public will be privy to that information.



You land a million planes safely, then you have one little mid-air and you never hear the end of it - Pushing Tin
User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2334 times:

US is lucky they had a hub closeby when the incident occured.

User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 8, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2241 times:

Quoting cha747 (Reply 6):
is really strange that only crew and no pax were involved

Not really strange for only crew members to accept transport to a hospital and passengers to refuse treatment - as happened in this case.

Crew members have learned the hard way that if there is any symptoms - to go to the hospital and get it on the record officially. Otherwise Workmans Comp or other insurance might not cover any additional problems.

Passengers on the other hand are reluctant to interrupt their travel, especially those who might be stuck in a foreign country.


User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 9, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1997 times:

Sorry wrong thread. Mods please delete.

[Edited 2012-07-13 06:36:44]

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