American Airlines flight diverted after cleaning chemical spillage in cabin


(CNN) – An American Airlines flight from London to Philadelphia landed in Ireland after cleaning chemicals leaked in the aircraft cabin on Monday. American Airlines flight 729 from London Heathrow to Philadelphia diverted to Dublin due to an odor caused by a spilled cleaning solution in the galley,” an American Airlines spokesperson said in a statement.

A passenger on board the diverted flight tweeted that a “chemical spillage” led to a “sickness outbreak” on the plane.

Two crew members and one customer were taken to the hospital for evaluation, the airline confirmed. A spokesperson for Dublin Airport told CNN that the flight was diverted there for a medical emergency.” As per standard operating procedures there was a full turn out of Dublin Airport’s emergency fire services,” the spokesperson said.

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