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Travel Strange Odor at Oakland Airport Sends Travelers to the Hospital

02:10  27 february  2020
02:10  27 february  2020 Source:   travelpulse.com

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Four people were taken to local hospitals by Oakland Fire Department after an unknown substance began giving off a strange odor at Oakland International Airport Tuesday morning. The odor prompted the airport to call the fire department around 9:15 a.m.

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We have seen more issues with strange odors on airplanes in the last year or so than at any time, some so severe they required a diverted landing.

a beach with a mountain in the background: Aerial view of Oakland International Airpot in Oakland, CA © Melpomenem / iStock / Getty Images Plus Aerial view of Oakland International Airpot in Oakland, CA

Now comes word that another incident has taken place, only this time it was actually inside the airport.

Four people were taken to local hospitals by the Oakland (Calif.) Fire Department on Tuesday after an unknown substance began giving off a strange odor at Oakland International Airport.

According to Fox News, the odor came from a small box at one of the ticketing counters that is used to discard items that cannot be brought on a plane via carry-on bag – water bottles, bottles of cologne or mouthwash larger than three ounces, etc.

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The largest expert travel community Three crew members and one passenger were removed from an American Airlines flight 1719 out of Boston, Massachusetts and taken to a local hospital for evaluation after a “ strange odor ” forced the plane to return to the airport gate.

“The flight crew reported an odor in the cabin,” Boston airport spokeswoman Charlene Gunnells told The Post and Courier in an email. And two weeks prior, three JetBlue crew members and two passengers were taken to the hospital due to an unidentified smell in the cabin after making an

The airport played it safe and called the fire department, which sent a Hazmat crew according to the NBC TV affiliate in the Bay Area. There was no disruption to airport services, though four people were taken to the hospital to be checked out for precautionary reasons.

This is the latest in a series of numerous reports of odors emanating from a plane or airport just in the last year or so alone, much less beyond that time frame.

Some have been fumes that have forced flights to land.

Some have forced flights to divert to other airports.

Some have been so overwhelming that passengers and crew were hospitalized.

And some have even been visible – if you like your airplane cabin filling with an unknown fog.

The Oakland Fire Dept. is still investigating the cause of the odor.

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