American Airlines London flight diverted after ‘chemical spillage’

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A London flight to Philadelphia has been diverted to Dublin after reports of a “chemical spillage” on board.

American Airlines said two crew members and one passenger on board flight AA729 were taken to hospital “for evaluation” after it landed at 13:15 GMT.

It added that the plane had landed due to an odour “caused by a spilled cleaning solution in the galley.”

One passenger wrote on Twitter that the spillage “led to sickness outbreak and an emergency landing”.

A spokeswoman for Dublin Airport said the flight was diverted “for a medical emergency”.

“As per standard operating procedures there was a full turn-out of Dublin Airport’s emergency fire services,” she added.



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