US Airways Crew Suffers Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

More comforting news from the airline industry: Five crew members were taken to the hospital after complaining of an illness caused by a mysterious smell on US Airways Flight 2022 from Washington to Boston. The smell turned out to be carbon monoxide-filled fumes from a generator that drives the jet’s air conditioning.

After crew members complained of the fumes, the flight turned around and landed in Washington. They switched planes and continued on to Boston, but the crew members who had been exposed to the fumes started getting sick.

They were treated with oxygen after complaining of headaches and nausea, said Lt. Christopher Stratton of Boston Emergency Medical Services. Two showed evidence of exposure to carbon monoxide, but the injuries were not life-threatening, he said.

Are we sure they didn’t just all have the fish?

US Airways crew falls ill on Boston flight