Qantas cabin crew hospitalized after ‘unusual’ smell on flight deck to Melbourne

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A Qantas cabin crew was hospitalized in Melbourne after feeling unwell due to an ‘unusual’ smell reported as coming from the aircraft flight deck just prior to landing.

The incident occurred in the evening of October 26, 2023 just after 20:00 local time after flight QF1527 landed at Melbourne Airport (MEL) from Canberra Airport (CBR). 

Emergency medical crew had been on standby and quickly took the cabin crew to a local hospital for a medical check-up.

Paramedics were called to check the rest of the flight crew–pilots and flight attendants– who were all declared physically well. The odor did not affect any of the passengers.

“Pilots on a flight from Canberra to Melbourne reported an unusual smell in the flight deck before landing. The aircraft landed normally and the pilots and crew were assessed by ambulance officers on arrival in Melbourne,” a Qantas spokesperson told various Australian media outlets.  

“The pilots did not require any treatment, however, one cabin crew member was taken to hospital for further medical checks. No passengers were impacted by the smell and the aircraft is being checked by engineering,” the spokesperson further said.

No other flights were impacted by the incident.

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