Dallas-Bound AA Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Iceland

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010  |  Updated 11:04 PM CDT
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AA Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Iceland

Five crew members took ill following reports of chemical fumes in the cabin.
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An American Airlines flight with 145 people on board made an emergency landing Tuesday in Iceland after five crew members took ill following reports of chemical fumes in the cabin.

American Airlines Flight 49 traveling from Paris to Dallas-Fort Worth landed safely just after 1345 GMT Tuesday. The source of the fumes was being investigated Keflavik Airport spokesman Fridthor Eydal said.

"They were apparently having some sort of problems with some sort of fumes in the cabin," American spokesman Tim Smith said.

Smith said maintenance people in Iceland will try find out what happened and that the backup plan was to send another plane from London to pick up the 133 passengers and 12 member crew.

The five crew members were in the cooking area of the Boeing 767-300 when they took ill, Civil Protection Agency officials said in a statement. Eight ambulances and health department were sent to the airport.

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