A few passengers and crew members felt light headed and sick to their stomachs and even lost consciousness during an American Airlines flight from London to Los Angeles. Those affected said they felt symptoms after about two hours into flight when the Boeing 777 was over Keflavik, Iceland. It happened late Wednesday, Jan. 27 but today, Jan. 30 the mystery is still unfolding with the distinct possibility that the illnesses were caused by aerotoxic syndrome. According to The Strait Times,after the serious malaise was reported the pilot opted to take AA flight 109 back to London. The Times printed an email statement from American that said two passengers and several flight attendants had complained of light-headedness during the flight prompting the captain to return to Heathrow Airport. It said there were 172 passengers and 16 crew members on the jet which landed at about 5 p.m. Other news sources reported that the plane was met by paramedics, police cars and firefighters. All the stricken people were checked out by health officials but none of them seemed toned medical attention.
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