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Flight Crew Hospitalized From Odor on Plane at Fort Lauderdale Airport

The plane was arriving from Philadelphia when crew members complained of an odor



    Flight Crew Overcome by Odor on Plane at FLL

    An American Airlines flight crew was hospitalized after they were sickened by an odor on a plane at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

    (Published Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019)

    Five American Airlines crew members were hospitalized after becoming overcome with fumes on a plane at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Thursday, officials said.

    The two pilots and three flight attendants were on Flight 1897 from Philadelphia when they complained of an odor just before landing, airline officials said.

    The plane, which was also carrying 137 passengers, landed safely around 11 a.m. and taxied to the gate.

    Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue officials said the five crew members were taken to Broward Health Medical Center from the airport. No passengers requested medical attention.

    Footage showed multiple fire trucks and ambulances at one of the airport's terminals.

    The aircraft was being evaluated by American's maintenance team, officials said.

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