A plane traveling from Rome to Charlotte had to make an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport because at least ten passengers became sick from a foul odor on board.

Fire department officials say five people were taken to Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and no serious injuries were reported. 

Lupica said airport police, fire and emergency crews responded and the flight landed safely.

Airline representatives did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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