Plane with 185 Passengers Makes Emergency Landing after Crew Fall Ill in Mid Air

Plane with 185 Passengers Makes Emergency Landing after Crew Fall Ill in Mid Air

A United States- bound plane was forced to divert its planned route and make an emergency landing in Ireland after nine of its crew fell ill while cruising the Irish skies on May 10, said a Daily Mail report.

A US Airways jetliner with 185 passengers onboard reportedly declared an emergency and requested to land at Dublin Airport after some of its crew members complained about feeling ‘nauseous and dizzy’ two hours after taking off from Venice en route to Philadelphia.

The A330 Airbus was crossing over the Atlantic Ocean when the pilots radioed Air Traffic Control at Shannon Airport in Ireland and was given clearance to land while emergency vehicles were immediately alerted on stand-by.

The plane safely landed around 3 p.m. and all the nine sick crew were taken to the Beaumont hospital. No passengers, however, was affected according to the airline report and all were accommodated at an undisclosed hotel near the airport for an overnight stay. (Click here to read more)

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