HAZMAT in USA on January 11 2019 08:53 AM (UTC).
An American Airlines crew have been taken to the hospital after falling ill on a flight Thursday. Two pilots and three flight attendants on a flight from Philadelphia to Fort Lauderdale reported an odor before landing. According to the airline, once the plane landed the crew asked to be taken to the hospital as a precaution after complaining of feeling sick. 'No passengers requested medical attention,' American Airlines said in a statement. 'The aircraft is being evaluated by our maintenance team.' Flight 1897, an Airbus A320, landed at 11am in Florida Thursday with 137 passengers who were not affected. 'I heard one of the security guys walk by, and he's like, ''I need four wheelchairs. We need one ASAP,''' passenger Andrew O'Donnell told ABC 10. 'They just sort of wheeled everybody off and they said they smelled an odor on the plane. And when that happened, they said that they obviously weren't going to let anybody else on,' he added. The crew was taken to Broward Health Medical Center, according to local television reports. American spokeswoman Alexis Coello said late Thursday afternoon that the crew was not admitted and is no longer at the hospital. The cause remains under investigation.