London-Bound Flight from San Francisco Diverted to Vancouver After Crew Falls Ill

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AP

An international flight carrying passengers from San Francisco to London Monday night was diverted to Vancouver after a number of crew members fell ill, an airline spokesperson said.

British Airways flight 286 landed without a hitch, but crew members were sent to local hospitals for evaluation, according to a spokesperson. Those employees have since been discharged.

The Airbus 380, which can carry up to 544 passengers, took off from the Bay Area at 7:13 p.m. local time before touching down in Canada at 11:35 p.m.

Airline representatives provided displaced passengers with hotel accommodations and promised to book them on alternative flights.

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