Four Jetstar crew members taken to hospital after reporting an unusual smell and being overcome by fumes

Four Jetstar crew members were taken to hospital after a “strange smell” was reported on a flight from the Gold Coast to Cairns.

Joanne Selby, senior superintendent of Queensland Ambulance Operations in Cairns, confirmed paramedics attended Cairns Airport on Thursday after receiving a call just after 9.30am to reports of “several people overcome by fumes on a domestic flight, which has just landed”.

They treated four women, one in their 20s, two in their 40s and one in their 50s.

“The four patients, who were all crew members, were subsequently transferred to Cairns Hospital for further care.”

Ms Selby said the women were given oxygen at the scene and confirmed they were all in a stable condition as they were taken to hospital.

She said the women said they then “felt burning eyes and throats and headaches and dizziness” as well as a “funny taste in their mouths”.

“No passengers reported any symptoms of the fumes.”

Jetstar confirmed that four of its cabin crew reported an “unusual smell” and began to feel unwell after the flight.

“Four crew members were examined by paramedics and taken to hospital for observation.

“Passengers reported no odor and the aircraft landed normally in Cairns.

“The plane will be thoroughly inspected by our engineers.”

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