US Airways jet lands after some feel ill

2014-12-06 22:26
A departure board at the Philadelphia International Airport shows that US Airways Flight 796 to Tel Aviv has been cancelled, in Philadelphia. (Matt Rourke, AP)

A departure board at the Philadelphia International Airport shows that US Airways Flight 796 to Tel Aviv has been cancelled, in Philadelphia. (Matt Rourke, AP)

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Rome - A US Airways flight bound for Philadelphia made an unscheduled landing in Rome after some aboard it complained of feeling ill.

Officials at Rome's Leonardo da Vinci airport said two passengers and 11 crew members were examined at the airport's first aid station for throat and eye irritation complaints on Saturday. All were cleared to resume their journey and left on other flights, said the officials.

What caused the symptoms was unclear.

Martha Thomas, a spokesperson for American Airlines, said it is investigating the source of a rubbery odour aboard the Airbus A330. American Airlines and US Airways merged last year. She said several flight attendants had detected an unusual odour.

Flight 797 had left Tel Aviv late on Friday night with 129 passengers.

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