US Airways flight lands in Dublin after 9 attendants fall ill
A US Airways flight en route from Italy to the United States was diverted to Ireland after nine flight attendants became ill, officials said Saturday.
Responding to the medical complaints, the pilots switched gears over the Atlantic Ocean, making an emergency landing Saturday afternoon at Dublin Airport.
Nine flight attendants aboard US Airways Flight 715 complained of “nausea, running eyes and dizziness, while traveling from Venice to Philadelphia,” according to US Airways spokeswoman Michelle Mohr.
Medical professionals were evaluating the flight attendants at a local hospital.
There were a total of 185 passengers on board the flight.
“There are no reports of illness from pilots or passengers and we are reaccommodating our customers on other flights to Philadelphia,” said Mohr.
The Dublin Airport Authority confirms that the aircraft will remain there overnight. Some passengers may have been offered accommodations overnight in Dublin.
According to flightaware.com, the plane is an Airbus A330-200.