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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