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Cabin Crew Falls Ill After Chemical Spills on American Airlines Flight

Cabin Crew Falls Ill After Chemical Spills on American Airlines Flight
Jackie Reddy

On Monday, an American Airlines flight from London to Philadelphia was diverted to Dublin, Ireland after members of cabin crew and a passenger became ill following an onboard spillage. The three were examined in hospital and the airline has stated that it is now looking into the cause of this incident.

An American Airlines (AA) flight from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Philadelphia was diverted to Dublin when two members of the cabin crew became ill after a cleaning liquid was spilled in the cabin, reports Metro.co.uk. The incident occurred on Monday on American Airlines Flight 729.

The two members of staff reportedly became unconscious and a passenger was also affected following the spillage. Some passengers on the flight also became unwell, but the outlet reports that the two staff members and passenger were examined upon landing in Ireland.

An AA spokesperson confirmed the incident to CNN, saying, “American Airlines flight 729 from London Heathrow to Philadelphia diverted to Dublin due to an odor caused by a spilled cleaning solution in the galley.”

The carrier also stated that it was looking into the cause of the incident while a spokesperson for Dublin Airport (DUB) confirmed the diversion, saying, “As per standard operating procedures there was a full turn out of Dublin Airport’s emergency fire services.”

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