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Plane Diverted And Evacuated At PHL

Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:28 am

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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RE: Plane Diverted And Evacuated At PHL

Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:17 am

I get why they might divert but why would they evacuate? Sounds like some (no big surprise) inaccurate reporting.
 
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RE: Plane Diverted And Evacuated At PHL

Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:24 am

If it was some pax ill....they those could have been shifted....why evacuate....
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RE: Plane Diverted And Evacuated At PHL

Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:31 pm

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

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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
 
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RE: Plane Diverted And Evacuated At PHL

Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:54 am

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.
 
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RE: Plane Diverted And Evacuated At PHL

Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:59 am

Quoting United777ORD (Reply 4):

Say its a A330!!
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RE: Plane Diverted And Evacuated At PHL

Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:10 am

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.
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RE: Plane Diverted And Evacuated At PHL

Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:12 am

US is lucky they had a hub closeby when the incident occured.
 
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RE: Plane Diverted And Evacuated At PHL

Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:44 am

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.
 
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RE: Plane Diverted And Evacuated At PHL

Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:33 pm

Sorry wrong thread. Mods please delete.

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