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US News American Airlines flight diverted after cleaning fluid spill makes passengers ill

06:35  22 october  2019
06:35  22 october  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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" 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," Ross Feinstein, spokesperson for American Airlines , told USA TODAY in an email. The flight , carrying 287 people and 12 crew members

"Pilot advises spillage of cleaning fluid . Two crew temporarily unconscious; several passengers with burning eyes, itchy skin." A spokesman for the airline said: " American Airlines flight 729 from London Heathrow to Philadelphia diverted to Dublin due to an odour caused by a spilled cleaning .

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An American Airlines flight from London to Philadelphia was diverted to Dublin after a cleaning fluid spill caused two crew members and a passenger fall ill.

"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," Ross Feinstein, spokesperson for American Airlines, told USA TODAY in an email.

The flight, carrying 287 people and 12 crew members, landed in Dublin at about 1:15 pm local time. 

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American Airlines flight AA729 from Heathrow to Philadelphia was rerouted to Dublin airport at After the flight took off, the smell of the liquid left passengers and crew suffering ill effects. Pilot advises spillage of cleaning fluid . 2 crew temporarily unconscious; several pax with burning eyes

American Airlines flight diverted after 'chemical spillage ' leaves two crew members unconscious. American Airlines said that the airbus A330-300 landed due to an odour "caused by a spilled cleaning solution in the galley”, the compartment where Pilot advises spillage of cleaning fluid .

a large passenger jet sitting on top of a runway: FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2014 file photo, an American Airlines Airbus A319 is parked at a gate at Philadelphia International Airport. © Alejandro A. Alvarez, AP FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2014 file photo, an American Airlines Airbus A319 is parked at a gate at Philadelphia International Airport.

Medical personnel met the aircraft to check in on passengers and crew members in need of assistance, Feinstein said.

"As per standard operating procedures there was a full turn out of Dublin Airport’s emergency fire services," Siobhán O'Donnell, head of external communications for Dublin Airport, told USA TODAY in an emailed statement.

Two crew members and one passenger were taken to the hospital for further evaluation, Feinstein added. All have since been released.

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Passenger Katie Phillips tweeted about the diversion. She wrote: "Ok, so this hasn't quite gone to plan. Chemical spillage led to sickness outbreak and an emergency landing in Dublin."

She described the scent of the spilled cleaning solution as "slightly sweeter than fuel," to CNN.

USA TODAY reached out to Phillips for comment.

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