Emergency as United Kingdom flight diverted after cabin crew lose consciousness

Cornelia Mascio
Ottobre 21, 2019

An airliner flying from the United Kingdom to the U.S has been forced to reroute to Ireland after crew fell unconscious due to a chemical spill.

According to the crew member, it had been caused by a "cleaning product used at Heathrow Airport" which had been left behind in the toilets and since spilled and seeped into the carpeting.

After the flight took off, the smell of the liquid left passengers and crew suffering ill effects.

The plane has now landed in Dublin, where paramedics were on hand to treat those affected. He said the plane was delayed by an hour as a result.

Two crew members who apparently lost consciousness on an American Airlines plane have been taken to a hospital in Dublin after fumes from spilled cleaning fluid caused an emergency landing. A statement by American Airlines said the spill had happened in the galley. We still don't know if we'll make it to the USA tonight'.

One passenger on board the plane, Katie, took to Twitter to say: "Ok, so this hasn't quite gone to plan".

An American Airlines flight from London has been diverted due to a "spillage of cleaning fluid", according to a tweet Monday.

"Medical personnel have met the aircraft to evaluate any crew members or passengers who may need additional assistance", the airline spokesperson told CNN.

Flight AA729 from London Heathrow to Philadelphia was over south west Ireland when it turned back about an hour after takeoff and diverted to Dublin Airport, where it landed safely at 1:15 p.m. local time.

"The aircraft landed safely at approximately 13.20. Chemical spillage has led to sickness outbreak and an emergency landing in Dublin". He said he thought they were conscious at that point but that there were other complaints about burning eyes, running noses and skin issues.

An American Airlines flight from London to Philadelphia has been diverted to Dublin following reports of a "chemical spill" on board.

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