Odor Forces Flight Back To Oakland Airport

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Officials say a Southwest Airlines plane returned to Oakland International Airport just after takeoff after a smell was reported in the cabin and a flight attendant felt sick.

Crew members alerted the airport around 7:22 a.m. Tuesday -- about ten minutes after the flight left for Burbank -- that they were turning around.

Airport spokeswoman Joanne Holloway said the plane landed a few minutes later. The flight attendant was able to walk off on her own, but was examined by emergency medical technicians and taken to the hospital.

The source of the odor was not immediately clear.

The plane was carrying more than 130 passengers.

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