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By George Hatcher

What: US Airways en route from New York
Where: Charlotte-Douglas International Airport
When: Aug 18, 2011
Who: 183 passengers, 5 crew
Why: While en route, the crew declared an emergency.

Passengers and crew were affected by fumes that spread from the cabin to the cockpit. The fumes aboard the flight seemed to be worse in the back of the plane. In addition to the odor, passengers felt confused and dizzy, and some had chest pains, and had to use on board oxygen masks. It was described as “a very unpleasant odor.”

The flight diverted to Charlotte and made a safe landing. Maintenance inspected the plane, the third such incident in Charlotte in two weeks.

Five people aboard the flight were hospitalized.

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Passengers and flight crew can find valuable information about treatment for injuries, such as difficulty breathing, dizziness, headaches, nausea, chest pain, confusion, etc. caused by contaminated bleed air in the attached medical protocolThis document, available through the Occupational Health Research Consortium in Aviation (OHRCA), is intended to assist your medical provider in providing you treatment following an exposure to oil fumes on an airplane.