Mon, Dec 17, 2007
Generator Fumes Blamed
The flight crew of an American Airlines flight that landed at
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport Saturday afternoon complained of
feeling nauseous after the flight landed, according to the South
According to FLL airport spokesperson Greg Meyer, paramedics
treated the eight-person crew, as investigators inspected the
aircraft to find the cause for the crew’s dizziness,
"They're not sure what it could be," Meyer said of the cause.
"They're basically trying to figure what sort of problem it
Officials believe fuel from a generator may have leaked into the
aircraft's cabin, and the fumes may have made the crew sick.
Paramedics administered oxygen to the crew, and interviewed them.
It was unclear if anyone was taken to the hospital, according to
the Broward Sheriff's Office.
The affected aircraft was an Airbus A300, operating Flight 1988
from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Meyer said. According to the airline's
website, the flight left Haiti about 1:00 pm and arrived at Fort
Lauderdale about 3:00 pm.
None of the passengers were affected. They deplaned and were
able to claim their baggage and head home with their families,
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