Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Whole crew gets sick: Flight from SFO makes emergency landing

A London-bound British Airways jet that took off from San Francisco with 425 people aboard made an emergency landing in Vancouver, B.C., after the entire crew became ill, officials said.

British Airways Flight 286 left San Francisco International Airport (SFO/KSFO) at 7:15 p.m. Monday. As it was flying over Montana several hours into the flight, the plane was diverted to Vancouver because all 25 members of the crew, including three pilots, had fallen ill, an airline spokeswoman said.

“The cabin crew were checked as a precaution at local hospitals before being discharged,” the spokeswoman said. She said none of the 400 passengers aboard the Airbus A380 aircraft became ill.

It was not immediately clear what sickened the crew.

The airline arranged for passengers to stay in hotels in Vancouver and rebooked them on other flights for Tuesday, the British Airways spokeswoman said.

(Bill Hutchinson - SFGate)

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