(NaturalNews) American Airlines flight 904, bound for Miami, Florida, from Rio de Janerio, Brazil, made an emergency landing recently, when passengers and staff began passing out mid-flight. The ill feelings kicked in at over 30,000 feet, causing the pilot to cut the flight short and instead land in Brasilia, Brazil, just 580 miles from where it had departed.(1)
A spokesman for American Airlines said that, “Flight 904 diverted to Brasilia after one passenger and three flight attendants complained of lightheadedness. The aircraft landed safely at Brasilia … and was met by paramedics who evaluated the passenger and crew members. None requested further medical attention.” The spokesman continued, “Our maintenance team is currently inspecting the aircraft and performing a thorough maintenance check. Out of an abundance of caution, the flight was canceled … and our passengers have been reaccommodated on other flights.”(1)
Concerns about everything from contaminated on-board air, to a bad oven cleaner reaction ensued, after people on the Boeing 777 became ill. But one thing was clear: Most were in agreement that the medical emergency closely mimicked another recent American Airlines emergency that occurred just days before.(1)
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