The pilot of British Airways used oxygen mask and five crew members were sent to the hospital for fear of toxic fumes.

A pilot had to wear an oxygen mask on board an Airbus A320 that flew from Glasgow to London Gatwick

The pilot of British Airways & # 39; used oxygen mask and five crew members were sent to the hospital for fear that toxic gases would leak into the cabin of the plane & # 39;

  • Plane had 200 people on board and was flying between Gatwick and Glasgow
  • The aircraft is being thoroughly inspected before being returned to the operation
  • The crew had complained about the smell on the flight out

Terri-ann Williams for Mailonline

A pilot on a British Airways flight had to wear an oxygen mask and five crew members were sent to the hospital for fear that toxic vapors had leaked into the cabin.

The fumes had seeped into the cabin of an Airbus A320 at 20,000 feet, which had 200 people on board.

The plane's crew had complained about the smell on British Airways flight 2960 when it flew from Gatwick to Glasgow on Tuesday, according to The Sun.

A pilot had to wear an oxygen mask on board an Airbus A320 that flew from Glasgow to London Gatwick

A pilot had to wear an oxygen mask on board an Airbus A320 that flew from Glasgow to London Gatwick

After the landing, the engineers examined the jet and declared it safe, but on the return trip the stench was so strong that the first officer had to put on an oxygen mask to maintain safety.

It was then at the Gatwick airport that five cabin crew were taken to A & E for check-ups.

In a statement to MailOnline, British Airways said: "Safety is always our driving force and determines everything we do.

The crew had originally complained about the smell on the flight from London Gatwick Airport (pictured)

The crew had originally complained about the smell on the flight from London Gatwick Airport (pictured)

The crew had originally complained about the smell on the flight from London Gatwick Airport (pictured)

"The aircraft is being thoroughly inspected before returning to the operation.

"We would not operate an airplane if we thought it represented a risk to the health or safety of our customers or crew."

On the flight back from Glasgow airport (pictured) to Gatwick, the first officer had to put on an oxygen mask to maintain safety.

On the flight back from Glasgow airport (pictured) to Gatwick, the first officer had to put on an oxygen mask to maintain safety.

On the flight back from Glasgow airport (pictured) to Gatwick, the first officer had to put on an oxygen mask to maintain safety.

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