AA flight makes emergency landing in Iceland
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) - An American Airlines flight from Paris
to Texas with 145 people on board made an emergency landing today
in Iceland after reports of chemical fumes in the cabin.
Five crew members in the cooking area of the jet became ill.
The plane landed safely just after 8:45 a.m. CDT.
An airport spokesman in Reykjavik (RAY'-kyuh-vik) earlier said
several passengers on the Boeing 767 had complained of dizziness.
Emergency teams were on the scene.
The flight was en route from Paris to Dallas-Fort Worth
American spokesman Tim Smith in Fort Worth says Flight 49
carried 133 passengers and a crew of 12. Smith says the carrier's
maintenance crews in Iceland will look to see what they can find
out and the backup plan is to send another jet from London to pick
up the passengers.