Five American Airlines staffers hospitalized after noticing 'odor' on plane
Five American Airlines cabin crew members were hospitalized as a precaution upon deplaning from their flight from Philadelphia to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., after staffers smelled a strange, mysterious “odor” onboard the aircraft.
Flight 1897 arrived at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport around 11 a.m. Friday from the City of Brotherly Love, reps for the carrier confirmed to Fox News today.
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“Shortly before landing, crew members complained of an odor onboard,” a rep for the carrier told Fox News via email. “The aircraft, an Airbus 320 with 137 passengers and a crew of five, landed safely and taxied to the gate. Two pilots and three flight attendants asked to be taken to the hospital as a precaution.”
“No passengers requested medical attention. The aircraft is being evaluated by our maintenance team,” she added.
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Photos of the scene were shared to Twitter by WPLG Local 10 reporter Ian Margol.