Alaska Airlines flight from Chicago to Seattle is forced to divert to Minneapolis as passengers and crew struggle to breathe after strange odor fills the cabin
- Alaska Airlines plane was traveling from Chicago to Seattle on Wednesday night
- Boeing 737-900 diverted to Minneapolis after a 'strange odor' filled the cabin
- Ten crew and two were struggling to breathe and received treatment
Chris Pleasance for MailOnline
An Alaska Airlines plane from Chicago to Seattle was forced to divert Wednesday night as passengers and crew struggled to breathe.
The Boeing 737-900, which had 114 people on board, landed in Minneapolis just after 7pm where 12 people were treated for breathing difficulties.
An airport spokesman said four crew members were hospitalized and six more were examined by paramedics. After a strange odor filled the aircraft
Ten Alaska Airlines crew and two passengers had to be treated for breathing difficulties on Wednesday night After a strange odor like burning plastic filled the cabin
Two passengers were also examined at the airport, NBC reports.
Alaska Airlines said the odor was 'like burned plastic' and said it was currently looking for the source.
Passengers and crew who did not need hospital treatment were offered different flights to Seattle, the airline said.
The flight was due to go from Chicago to Seattle but was forced to divert to Minneapolis because passengers and crew were struggling to breathe