A British Airways Airbus A380-800, (G-XLEB) on flight BA-286 from San Francisco, USA to London Heathrow, UK with 433 people on board, was at flight level 370 about 640nm east of Vancouver, Canada, when the crew declared a medical emergency.
The aircraft diverted first to Calgary, Canada, then to Vancouver reporting both crew and passengers were feeling sick due to fume inhalation on board citing "toxic gasses" then Captain reported they were also "low on fuel". The A380-800 landed safely on Vancouver's runway 08L about 105 minutes later. Ambulances took 25 occupants to local hospitals.
Vancouver Hospitals reported 25 patients, 20 crew and 5 passengers, suffering from smoke inhalation have been taken to three hospitals in Vancouver. 20, all of them members of the crew, were later discharged.
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