Narrative:

Pushed back from gate. When the engines were turned on; there were noxious fumes in the back of the plane. Cough; burning eyes; instant headache; nausea. We went back to the gate; and maintenance came on to recreate the event by closing the doors and starting the engines at the gate. The same thing occurred. Maintenance said that this was a tcp ingestion event with phosphate ester. I went to the er was treated and released. I understand this exposure can manifest itself later as a neurotoxin. I am scared. Crew action to prevent? I [don't know]; that's not my line of expertise. Other groups like maintenance can ensure it doesn't happen.

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Original NASA ASRS Text

Title: A B737-300 Flight Attendant reported noxious fumes after engine start; so the aircraft was returned to the gate where mechanics started the engines and confirmed TCP contamination. The reporter sought medical attention.

Narrative: Pushed back from gate. When the engines were turned on; there were noxious fumes in the back of the plane. Cough; burning eyes; instant headache; nausea. We went back to the gate; and Maintenance came on to recreate the event by closing the doors and starting the engines at the gate. The same thing occurred. Maintenance said that this was a TCP ingestion event with phosphate ester. I went to the ER was treated and released. I understand this exposure can manifest itself later as a neurotoxin. I am scared. Crew action to prevent? I [don't know]; that's not my line of expertise. Other groups like Maintenance can ensure it doesn't happen.

Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.