Runaway food cart hospitalizes Frontier Airlines passengers

Author: Alisa Brodkowitz  |  Category: Other Events, Safety


By Ben Mutzabaugh, USA TODAY

A “runaway food cart” injured five passengers on a Frontier Airlines flight Wednesday, KUSA Channel 9 of Denver reports.

The station says the incident occurred on a Denver-to-Phoenix flight, with the cart coming loose as the flight was landing. The injuries were described by minor, though three of the five injured fliers were taken to a local hospital, Frontier spokeswoman Lindsey Carpenter says to ABC 7 News of Denver.

Frontier tells KUSA it’s investigating the incident, which occurred on an Embraer E190 operated by Frontier parent Republic Airways.

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US Airways Flight Diverted After Fumes Sicken Passengers, Crew

Author: Alisa Brodkowitz  |  Category: Other Events


As reported from ABC News Radio via 1000 WAPI

(PHILADELPHIA) — A US Airways flight on its way to Rome was diverted to Philadelphia Tuesday night after several people were sickened by fumes aboard the aircraft.

Five crew members were taken to a Philadelphia hospital after they became nauseous from an unknown odor on board after taking off from North Carolina.

“At approximately 10 p.m. we received a notification that US Airways Flight 720, which was scheduled from Charlotte to Rome, was going to divert to Philadelphia, because individuals were exhibiting signs of illness. I believe nausea,” said Victoria Lupica, a spokeswoman for Philadelphia International Airport.

US Airways spokesman Bill McGlashen said the five crew members were transported to the hospital for observation and no passengers needed any medical attention.

McGlashen said a new crew will work the flight to Rome.

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Southwest Jet Diverts to LAX, Cabin Pressure Issue

Author: Alisa Brodkowitz  |  Category: Other Events, Safety


By Lee Ferrara,

A Southwest Airlines plane bound for Ontario (ONT) on Saturday diverted to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) due to a cabin pressure problem.

Southwest Flight 937, a Boeing 737-300, took off from Oakland International at 10:42 AM local time with 70 passengers aboard.

Ian Gregor, a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) spokesman, says the Boeing 737 was headed to Ontario on Saturday morning when it declared an emergency “due to a pressurization issue.”

The plane landed at LAX at 11:38 AM safely with no injuries reported.

After a brief delay, the flight took off from LAX and landed at Ontario at 1:39 PM.

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