PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Fire department officials say five people were taken to a hospital from a plane diverted to Philadelphia International Airport after crew members reported feeling ill due to an odor on board.
Airport spokeswoman Victoria Lupica said US Airways flight 720 had taken off from Charlotte, N.C. bound for Rome, but diverted to Philadelphia shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday after crew members became nauseous.
US Airways spokesman Todd Lehmacher said the pilot decided to divert the aircraft "out of an abundance of caution" and five crew members were seen by paramedic. They were taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for observation.
Lehmacher said no illnesses were reported among any of the passengers. He said the plane was expected to continue to Rome with a new crew early Wednesday.