An unexplained incident that forced a plane to land after six people fell ill has led campaigners to call for toxic air detectors to be installed in cabins.
The captain of an American Airlines flight to Los Angeles returned to land at Heathrow after two passengers and some flight attendants complained of light headedness.
American Airlines said a subsequent investigation found no evidence of air toxicity but the carrier replaced all of the air filters on the aircraft “out of an abundance of caution.”
“The aircraft landed safely,” said an American Airlines spokesman, “where it was met by paramedics who evaluated passengers and crew. None requested further medical attention. Our maintenance team conducted a thorough inspection of the aircraft, including a test flight, and found no issues with the Boeing 777-300.”
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