US Airways Plane Diverts to Dublin After Entire Crew Gets Sick

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A US Airways A330-200 headed from Venice, Italy to Philadelphia had to divert to Dublin, after nine of the flight attendants got sick during the flight. 


Per this CNN article,

A US Airways flight en route from Italy to the United States was diverted to Ireland after nine flight attendants became ill, officials said Saturday.

Responding to the medical complaints, the pilots switched gears over the Atlantic Ocean, making an emergency landing Saturday afternoon at Dublin Airport.

Nine flight attendants aboard US Airways Flight 715 complained of “nausea, running eyes and dizziness, while traveling from Venice to Philadelphia,” according to US Airways spokeswoman Michelle Mohr.

Medical professionals were evaluating the flight attendants at a local hospital.

There were a total of 185 passengers on board the flight.

“There are no reports of illness from pilots or passengers and we are reaccommodating our customers on other flights to Philadelphia,” said Mohr.

The Dublin Airport Authority confirms that the aircraft will remain there overnight. Some passengers may have been offered accommodations overnight in Dublin.

Bottom Line

What do you think could of caused the flight attendants to get sick so early in the flight, yet none of the passengers nor the pilots? Possibly something they ate on a layover?

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  1. Wonder what bar/restaurant they all ate at. Ten years ago I got deathly I’ll from food poisoning at a Venice restaurant.

  2. Philly-itis, more likely. As a resident of the City of Brotherly Assholes, I can’t blame them for wanting to spend a day in Dublin instead of coming back…

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