BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — An Alaska Airlines flight was diverted to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport after a foul odor sickened some passengers and crew members.
The flight from Chicago to Seattle made the unscheduled landing about 7 p.m. Wednesday. The flight was canceled and passengers were rebooked on other flights to Seattle.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Rounding Out The Warmest Weekend Of The Winter
Airport spokesman Patrick Hogan says the smell was much like burnt plastic, but the source of it has not been identified. He says some people were having trouble breathing.READ MORE: MISSING: Khoshaba Dikyanos, 84, Last Seen In Lincoln Square
Eight people, including six crew members, were medically evaluated at the airport and four were taken to a hospital.
Flight 51 was carrying 144 passengers.MORE NEWS: Chicago Speed Cameras To Start Issuing $35 Tickets To Drivers Going 6 MPH Over The Limit On Monday
(© Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)