American Airlines London flight diverted after 'chemical spillage'

Marco Green
October 21, 2019

Online airport webcam streaming service published audio of what it claimed was the radio conversation between a pilot on board the Airbus A330-323 aircraft and an air traffic controller in the Irish capital.

Two crew members and one passenger have since been taken to the hospital for evaluation, according to a statement issued to JOE by American Airlines.

"It was spilled and for some reason the container itself was left behind in the aircraft in one of the lavatories and continued to seep into the carpeting and produce what I'm told is not, it is not a toxic substance".

American Airlines told CNN: "We're fully investigating the specifics on what happened on this flight".

One passenger aboard the flight said that some people were feeling unwell before the flight even departed Heathrow. "Chemical spillage has led to sickness outbreak and an emergency landing in Dublin".

American Airlines flight AA729 from London Heathrow to Philadelphia was forced to turn back towards Ireland and land in Dublin, where a team of paramedics waited to board the aircraft.

Another passenger wrote that he and dozens of others had been left "standing around" Dublin Airport.

A spokesperson for Dublin Airport confirmed that the flight landed in Dublin as a result of a "medical emergency".

"Why are you so bad at this?"

Airport Webcams tweeted that American Flight 729, which was intended for Philadelphia, was diverted to Dublin after a pilot advised about a "spillage of cleaning fluid".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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