MANILA, Philippines — A plane from New Caledonia territory is being repaired in France after a cabin crew complained that it smelled like used socks an international media reported.
According to the airline Air Caledonie International, the Airbus A330neo first landed on October 4 as part of their fleet renewal.
But cabin crew have repeatedly complained that the plane smelled “wet socks” every time it sailed and dropped.
When investigating the cause, the plane was discovered to have oil fumes.
However, according to an Airbus report sent to the company, the international air quality inside the cabin of the flight crew is in accordance with international guidelines.
Blood samples have also been taken from the cabin crew inhaling the odor.
The plane has been vacant for two weeks and will be transferred to workshops in the city of Toulouse in France.
“We are working on a solution to solve odor problems in the cabin of a small number of Airbus A330neo’s in service,” said Airbus spokesman Sean Lee of Agence France-Presse.
There have been similar complaints with some airlines in Portugal and Senegal. (Marian Andrei Sinamban/IAMIGO/CNS)