Pilots Hospitalized after Fumes Occur on Board of British Airways A321

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A British Airways Airbus A321-200, registration G-EUXG performing flight BA-814 from London Heathrow, EN (UK) to Copenhagen (Denmark), was descending towards Copenhagen when the flight crew donned their oxygen masks due to fumes on board.

The aircraft continued for a safe landing on runway 22L. Both pilots were taken to a hospital.

The return flight BA-815 was cancelled. The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground in Copenhagen for about 29 hours, then positioned to London Heathrow but has not yet resumed service.

A passenger booked onto the return flight reported ground staff told them there had been a problem on the inbound aircraft, both pilots needed to don their oxygen masks, felt extremely unwell and were taken to a hospital. Their flight was cancelled.