October 21, 2011
A Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt to Madrid made an unplanned landing in Zurich on Friday morning after crew members noticed a strange smell in the plane's galley and had trouble breathing.
Nobody was injured, but three of the six crew members on board flight LH1110 were taken to hospital for observation. The flight's 85 passengers were rebooked on other planes going to Madrid, a spokeswoman for Lufthansa said.
"The stopover was a purely precautionary measure," she said.
The Airbus A320 landed at 8.25 am (0625 GMT) and Swiss authorities were investigating the cause of the smell and the breathing problems, the Zurich cantonal (state) police said.