Nine people from diverted US-bound plane taken to hospital

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    Nine people from diverted US-bound plane taken to hospital

     
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    Here's an update on the story:

    Up to eleven people from diverted US-bound plane taken to hospital

    A US AIRWAYS flight bound for Philadelphia was diverted to Dublin Airport because crew members became ill.

    http://www.independent.ie/irish-new...usbound-plane-taken-to-hospital-30262762.html
     
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    Has anything yet been determined what caused the strange symptoms to only some of the people on this flight?
     
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    No indication yet on why they fell ill.

    http://www.independent.ie/irish-new...d-in-dublin-after-crew-fall-ill-30263367.html
     
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    Pub crawl? ;)
     
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    Exactly. Better known as "FA Partying Night in Venice While on an Overnight Layover Prior to the Next Day's Flight", or to save space "FAPNiVWoaOLPttNDF" as it's frequently called.

    Hope they're all okay by now, and it's nothing serious.
     
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    It appears that fumes in the galley may have something to do with this which completely relieves the FA's of the overnighting layover possiblities someone posted above. Solved just in time though, as I was beginning to wonder if the diversion to DUB may have had something to do with the possibility of substituting DUB for VCE in the above thread as a continuation of the "FAPNi......., etc." when they were feeling better.

    Isn't SNN a closer diversion airport if they were already out over the Atlantic?
     
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    If it were due to party night, the diversion would have been to SNL, non SNN.
    (Saturday Night Live)
     
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    It would appear to be another case of carbon monoxide poisoning from the bleed air on these 762s.
     
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    At first I thought it was a B762, but somewhere I read that it was an A330, and the pictures from a distance in the article aren't close enough or at a good angle to be sure which aircraft it was. Which one was it, and was it indeed the bleed air or the fumes in the galley from the overcooked filet mignons?
     
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    One news report I saw credited flightaware as calling it a 330.
     
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    Thanks. The farther out pix almost looked like a 767, but the one angled from the rear showed longer thinner wings with several fairings under each wing and a thinner looking fuselage then a B767 so probably an A330.

    And if it really was finally and conclusively established as being caused by fumes in the galley, is it (was it too) possible that one of the FA's had tried a larger then usual helping of Venice's famous beans before boarding the flight and just couldn't hold back the fumeazigations from it when they reached altitude with the lower pressurization and ever expanding beanages, thus causing the intensely burning eyes, nausiousness, and almost barfifying feelings among her/his fellow jumpseatmates in the galley?

    What, you say you've never heard of those famous Venice beans? Actually, neither have I, but wouldn't that still possibly have been a possibility? :rolleyes:
     
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    They aren't all in the galley at the same time, and with two galleys, it must have been a long term slow leak that took a while to get all of them. Or a bad supply of some foodstuff that is prepared in both galleys, and caused problems both places?
     
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    Wouldn't it have been a bit too much of a coincidence that some foodstuff prepared in either or both galleys only made the FA's ill, and not any of the pax or flightdeck crew? Ditto the long term slow leak affecting only the FA's in both the front and rear galleys without anyone else in between feeling any of the effects. Strange, but I guess it could be possible.

    And yes, they could all have been in one galley at the same time, although obviously not all seated there at once.

    On a flight from LHR-YYZ on Y2K Day, the CP B767-300 had aproximately 60 total pax according to the purser, and the crew had a party all the way over the pond, as most of them had their families and friends all in the front of the plane returning from NYE in London. The few of us in Lavatory Class behind the curtain did see the FA's from time to time, as they came to deliver our preheated meals, drinks, and whatnots, but mostly the songs, shouts, yelps, and other funningtons going on for the duration of the flight from the front section almost interferred with our dozing for at least the few minutes we did.

    (Actually it was a really good crew on an overly long flight because of stiff headwinds that made it almost an hour and a half longer then scheduled, and we never got lost and wind up in Africa or Asia as the gauges and dials must have worked okay, contrary to what the Y2K naysayers had predicted). On one of their early visits to the rearermost cabins, they made up a bed for me on one of the four seat middle rows, with blankets, pillows, and cushionings to make it as comfy as possible. But on that flight they didn't use the rear galley at all because of the light load and party up front.
     
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