- A hazardous materials crew was forced to evacuate a Frontier Airlines flight after reports of a ‘foul odor’ on board
- Four crew members reported feeling ill after noticing a “vapor-like odor.”
- The flight was en route from Denver to San Antonio, where it was ultimately cleared by the hazardous materials crew
Crew members on a Frontier Airlines flight reported feeling sick due to a mysterious “foul” odor on the plane.
Hazmat crews were sent to San Antonio International Airport in Texas after flight attendants reportedly became nauseous after noticing a “vapor-like odor.”
Flight 990 was en route to San Antonio from Denver when combat personnel working in the back of the plane noticed a foul odor that smelled like fumes and alerted the captain.
The crew members felt nauseous due to the smell, but no passengers were reported to be bothered by the disturbing odor.
Hazmat crews cleared the scene at the San Antonio airport, but it is unclear where the fumes were coming from.
Hazmat crews were sent to San Antonio International Airport in Texas after Frontier Airlines flight attendants reportedly became nauseous after noticing a ‘vapor-like odor’
Flight 990 was en route to San Antonio from Denver when Frontier Airlines flight attendants working in the back of the plane noticed a foul odor that smelled like fumes and alerted the captain.
“On Flight 990 Thursday from Denver to San Antonio, flight attendants working in the rear of the aircraft noticed a smoke-like odor and advised the captain,” Frontier Airlines said in a statement posted by Gene De La Cruz on X (formerly known as Twitter). ).
“The odor was concentrated in the rear of the aircraft and no passengers reported being affected,” the statement said.
The San Antonio Fire Department confirmed that hazardous materials crews cleared the scene, but did not share any further information.
A similar smoke-related incident occurred in October on a British Airways flight from Barcelona to Heathrow.
British Airways cabin crew were seen donning hazmat suits after four passengers fell ill during the flight due to unknown ‘fumes’.
Passengers were evacuated from the plane arriving from Barcelona at around 4.15pm and emergency services were seen rushing to Terminal 5, with those feeling unwell treated and discharged on the spot.
Footage posted online shows a number of fire engines and police cars on the runway at Terminal 5, while dozens of other passengers wait outside the plane.
One passenger tweeted ‘major police operation at Heathrow T5 tonight’, while another said: ‘Nothing like being locked on a plane for an hour and a half with a ‘possible contagion’ with no explanation or information.’
Two firefighters were seen boarding a British Airways plane at Heathrow Terminal 5 in October when similar ‘fumes’ were spotted on board
BA cabin crew donned hazmat suits after four passengers fell ill from unknown ‘fumes’ on a British Airways flight in October
Passengers told MailOnline how they were ‘kept’ on the plane for almost two ‘traumatic’ hours, despite fears of toxic ‘fumes’ swirling around them.
Australian Jenny Irons was stuck in Britain after flying from Barcelona to Heathrow, claiming the plane was ‘locked down after landing due to ‘possible contamination’ on board’.
Ms Irons told MailOnline: ‘We were held in the plane on the Tarmac for almost two hours. We were told there was a possible fire and we couldn’t disembark. One can only wonder what the logic of this is.
‘We were deprived of air and water for over an hour as temperatures soared and anxiety levels followed. We watched the crews and emergency personnel board and disembark the plane as we were held in our seats by the crew, firefighters, and police, forbidding us from even going up the back stairs to get air.