5 Crew Members Fell Sick; US Airways Flight Made Emergency Landing in Ireland

Thursday, May 22, 2014
By George Hatcher

US AirwaysUS Airways Flight 715 en route from Venice, Italy to Philadelphia had to be diverted to Dublin Airport, Ireland for making an emergency landing on May 19 because five of its crew members and one passenger fell sick midair.

The Airbus A330-200 had 238 passengers and 12 crew members on board at the time of the incident.

This was the second incident in two weeks when a US Airways flight has been forced to make an emergency landing after its crew members fell sick. Earlier, another US Airways flight on the same route had to be diverted to the same airport in Ireland nine days ago on May 10.

The causes of sickness is not yet known. The sickness symptoms included nausea, watery eyes and dizziness, as per health officials in Ireland.

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