rfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 6860 posts, RR: 29 Reply 3, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days ago) and read 4864 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
United777ORD From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 261 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (1 year 5 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3008 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.
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
rfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 6860 posts, RR: 29 Reply 8, posted (1 year 5 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1678 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.