Flight Diverted to Philly After 12 People Become Sick

A plane heading to Rome was diverted to Philly International after officials say 12 passengers became ill.

By David Chang
|  Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012  |  Updated 5:54 AM EDT
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A flight headed to Rome was diverted to Philadelphia International Airport after passengers and crew members claimed they felt sick.

NBC10Philadelphia.com - Cydney Long

A flight headed to Rome was diverted to Philadelphia International Airport after passengers and crew members claimed they felt sick.

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Five people are in the hospital after a flight headed to Rome landed at Philly International due to passengers and crew members feeling sick.

Officials say the US Airways airbus landed at the airport around 10:22 p.m. Investigators say the flight was traveling from Charlotte to Rome but was diverted to Philadelphia after 12 people on the plane, including four crew members, complained of feeling sick. The passengers also claimed fumes were detected on the plane.

Police say 177 passengers and 12 crew members on the plane were evacuated. Five people have been taken to the hospital, according to investigators.

They were treated and released, but remain in Philadelphia.

USAir replaced the sick crew and the plane and resumed the flight.


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