TERRIFIED jet passengers watched as a British Airways crew and pilots put on protective anti-fume masks at 25,000ft.
They used the masks as a foul smell spread through the plane.
One passenger said: “It was shocking. When the crew all put on their smoke hoods it was hard not to fear the worst.”
The two pilots on the Heathrow to Copenhagen Airbus A321-200 radioed ahead for a priority landing in Denmark due to a “fume event”.
The entire crew was taken to hospital for checks on landing after reports they had felt “extremely unwell”.
There was no reported sickness among up to 205 passengers on-board, who disembarked normally.
BA told The Sun: “The safety of our customers and crew is always our highest priority. Our flight landed safely and customers left the aircraft as usual.
“We always encourage our colleagues to report any safety concerns, to allow us to investigate them fully.”
Last September, The Sun told how crew donned smoke hoods amid a toxic fumes leak at 20,000ft on a flight from Heathrow to France.
And in January, 10 crew were hospitalised after a fume leak mid-way through a flight from Heathrow to Boston.
In 2016 BA denied accusations they downplayed an incident that left 25 cabin crew in hospital after toxic fumes leaked into the jet of a San Francisco-bound flight. The Unite union said that BA was attempting to spin the nature of such instances and “manipulate” statistics “to downplay how widespread the problem really is in the industry”.
Airline bosses are terrified at the prospect of legal claims costing billions of pounds following the suggestion that passengers and crew have fallen ill and even died as a result of fume events on jets.
Research is ongoing as scientists examine the effects on passengers and crew breathing in stale recycled cabin air and leaked jet engine fumes.
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