American Airlines London aircraft diverted after & # 39; chemical mess & # 39;

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A flight from London to Philadelphia has been diverted to Dublin following reports of a "chemical spill" on board. [1[ads1]9659005] American Airlines said two crew members and one passenger went to the hospital "for evaluation" after flight AA729 from Heathrow landed at 13:15 GMT Monday.

The Airbus A330-300 landed due to an odor "caused by a spilled cleaning solution in the gun", it added.

A passenger wrote on Twitter that the spill "led to an outbreak of disease and an emergency landing."

Another passenger wrote that he and several dozen others had left "standing around" Dublin Airport.

A spokeswoman for Dublin Airport said the flight was diverted "for a medical emergency".

"Under standard operating procedures, there was a full turn-out of Dublin Airport Emergency Fire," she added. [19659005] A second American Airlines flight wa s met by emergency vehicles after it was also diverted to Dublin on Monday.

The airline said that flight 787, from Paris to Charlotte in North Carolina, was diverted after a passenger fell ill.

The passenger was picked up from the plane for treatment and the flight is scheduled to depart later on Monday, a spokeswoman added.

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