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US Airways flight diverted after crew falls ill​

US Airways Flight Diverted After Crew Falls Ill

A US Airways flight from Venice to Philadelphia was diverted to Dublin after its crew fell sick mid-flight.
While crossing the Atlantic, seven of the nine crew members began complaining of nausea and dizziness. According to the Irish Mirror, a fume gas leak in the plane's galley is to blame.

Once on the ground, the plane was met with several emergency vehicles including fire trucks and ambulances.

According to Dublin Airport, the flight, number 715, was then taken to a remote location at the airport where the crew was examined by medical officials.

With the flight being immediately canceled upon landing, US Airways spokeswoman Michelle Mohr says the airline is now "re-accommodating [their] customers on other flights to Philadelphia."

The past few weeks have been rough for US Airways. Earlier this week, severe turbulence injured six on a flight to Orlando and in mid-April, the company's Twitter feed accidentally posted a pornographic tweet to more than 400,000 followers.

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Bill Jenkins May 10 2014 at 11:04 PM

If you and those around you, in this case the crew, smell an unusual odor and begin to feel sick.......HOW MUCH COMMON SENSE IS ENVOLVED IN SHUTTING OFF THE COOKING GAS IN THE GALLEY???? Duh

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temeculapaul May 11 2014 at 3:18 AM

Randy: Excuse me sir, there's been a little problem in the cockpit…
Striker: The cockpit…what is it?
Randy: It's the little room in the front of the plane where the pilots sit, but that's not important right now.

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temeculapaul May 11 2014 at 3:22 AM

Dr. Rumack: Captain, these passengers don't have much time. How soon can we land?
Oveur: I can't tell.
Dr. Rumack: You can tell me, I'm a doctor.
Oveur: What I mean is, I don't know.
Dr. Rumack: Well can't you take a guess?
Oveur:...Not for another two hours.
Dr. Rumack: You can't take a guess for another two hours?
Oveur: No what I'm saying is we can't land for another two hours.

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temeculapaul May 11 2014 at 3:23 AM

Elaine: Doctor, Mr Hammen ate fish, and Randy said there are five more cases, and they all had fish too.
Rumack: And the co-pilot had fish. What did the navigator have?
Elaine: He had fish.
Rumack: All right, now we know what we're up against. Every passenger on this plane had fish for dinner will become violently ill in the next half hour.
Elaine: Just how serious is it?
Rumack: Extremely serious. It starts with a slight fever and dryness of the throat.
[Oveur starts suffering from these]
Rumack: When the virus penetrates the red blood cells, the victim becomes dizzy, begins to experience an itchy rash...
[Oveur suffers from those as well]
Rumack: ...then the poison goes to work on the central nervous system, severe muscle spasms followed by the inevitable drooling.
[Oveur also suffers from these]
Rumack: At this point, the entire digestive system collapses accompanied by uncontrollable flatulence. :[Oveur does]
Rumack: Until finally, the poor bastard is reduced to a quivering wasted

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fallmarita May 11 2014 at 3:32 AM

"Surely you can't be serious?" asked Striker incredulously.

"I am serious. And don't call me Shirley!" responded Doc Rumack.

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bpante May 11 2014 at 3:46 AM

Just the thought of going to Philadelphia is enough to make you sick.

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gothicgargoyle68 bpante May 11 2014 at 4:45 AM

I must give credit, where credit is due, bpante that was so cool!

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richard May 11 2014 at 4:03 AM

If anyone is looking for an intelligent set of comments, don't tread into this chain. It seems to have attracted the most imbecilic people around ... crass, unable to spell, and know little about commercial aircraft.

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Lovemykids May 11 2014 at 4:21 AM

fumes=people's gas

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Joy Lovemykids May 11 2014 at 4:32 AM

Don't jump to conclusions just yet. That's how hysteria starts

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Hi Carl Lovemykids May 11 2014 at 5:16 AM

It should read "fumes = people's farts." Still it would be too obvious, and not funny.

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obamathegreat235 May 11 2014 at 4:39 AM

I understand the turbulance, especially that occurs on international flights and the G forces. Thank God the plane landed safely and the crew and passengers were well tended to.

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maximieren May 11 2014 at 4:46 AM

Someone farted

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