American Airlines plane returned to Sky Harbor after flight attendants fell ill

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An American Airlines plane had to return to Sky Harbor after passengers fell ill (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) An American Airlines plane had to return to Sky Harbor after passengers fell ill (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
An American Airlines plane had to return to Sky Harbor after passengers fell ill (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) An American Airlines plane had to return to Sky Harbor after passengers fell ill (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

Phoenix firefighters responded to an incident at Sky Harbor Airport for an American Airlines plane that returned to Phoenix after two flight attendants began complaining of nausea, dizziness and a sore throat shortly after take off.

Both had stated that there was a strong odor of burning rubber that quickly dissipated shortly after the plane was airborne.

The Baltimore bound plane left from Sky Harbor and then turned around and landed again when the pair began experiencing the symptoms.

With confirmation from the Captain, the plane returned to the gate where it was deplaned and the two flight attendants were evaluated.

The Phoenix Fire Department had initially claimed that eight people had fallen ill, but then issued a correction that it was only two.

The flight attendants had no complaints at the time they were evaluated and had stable vital signs. Both refused further evaluation or transport to a local hospital.

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