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The Latest: Flight attendants felt ill on Phoenix flight

March 30, 2018

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on a plane that returned to Phoenix due to an odor (all times local):

10:35 a.m.

Phoenix fire officials say a flight returned to Sky Harbor International Airport after two flight attendants complained of feeling ill, and that initial reports of several passengers feeling sick were inaccurate.

Fire Capt. Larry Subervi says the two flight attendants described feeling nausea, dizziness and a sore throat shortly after the American Airlines flight bound for Baltimore took off Friday morning.

They also described a strong odor of burning rubber that later dissipated.

Firefighters treated the two flight attendants at the scene. Both showed stable vital signs and declined transport to a hospital.

Subervi initially said at least eight people on board were complaining of feeling sick. But no passengers required medical assistance.

American Airlines officials say the 146 passengers and crew will be put on a different aircraft.

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10 a.m.

Phoenix fire officials say a flight has returned to Sky Harbor International Airport after several people on board began feeling ill.

Fire Capt. Larry Subervi says firefighters and a hazardous materials team were at the scene Friday morning to treat at least eight people on an American Airlines flight bound for Baltimore, Maryland.

Subervi says some people began complaining of nausea and dizziness from an odor on the plane.

The pilot turned the plane around as several people began experiencing the same symptoms.

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