Strong Fumes Cause Nine to Be Taken Off Jet

 

Nine people were removed from US Airways after complaints about the strong odors kept the jet grounded. The jet was bound for Jamaica.

 

Kathleen Bergen, Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman reported that passengers complained of smelling a foul odor on US Airways Flight 985, as soon as it pushed away from the gate at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. According to Bergen, airport firefighters checked the type of fumes that were detected on the plane.

 

Jeff Keith, spokesman of the Mecklenburg County ambulance stated nine people were transported to Carolinas Medical Center to be treated.

 

The symptoms were consistent with exposure to toxic fumes.

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