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Mysterious fumes on flight probed

March 26, 2013 at 10:58 AM   |   Comments

GRAN CANARIA, Canary Islands, March 26 (UPI) -- A charter company said it has grounded a Boeing 757 after fumes forced the pilot to wear an oxygen mask while landing the plane in the Canary Islands.

Charter airline Condor issued a statement saying three other crew members on the flight from Hamburg to Gran Canaria indicated they felt unwell after noticing a funny smell on the aircraft, The Local.es reported Tuesday.

The airline said none of the 242 charter passengers complained that anything was wrong.

Two crew members passed out briefly when the plane's engines were restarted Friday after all the passengers had disembarked, the airline said.

A different aircraft will be used to fly passengers back to Germany.

Condor said it is cooperating with Spanish authorities to investigate the incident.

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