U.S.-Bound Jet Diverts After 16 Get Sick

Two passengers and 14 crew members aboard a U.S. Airways flight to Philadelphia from Israel received medical treatment after the plane made an emergency landing in Rome, the airline said Saturday, NBC News reported. Three flight attendants were taken by ambulance to a clinic at Rome's Fiumicino Airport after the Airbus A330 made an "unscheduled landing" following reports of an odor in the cabin, said Martha Thomas, a spokeswoman for American Airlines. The others were treated at the same clinic and all were released. An AFP agency report said the crew and passengers were suffering from red eyes and nausea.

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