BAe 146-200, G-JEAW
During pushback and the taxi for departure on the fifth sector of the day, with the auxiliary power unit (APU) bleed air source selected, the cabin crew and a number of passengers detected fumes in the cabin. Two cabin crew members experienced physiological effects. Inspection of the aircraft revealed the presence of de-icing fluid in the APU air intake. The probable cause of the incident was contamination of the cabin air supply from the ingestion of de-icing fluid into the APU compressor. The aircraft had been de-iced prior to the first sector of the day.
Published 10 December 2014