DULLES, Va. (FOX 5 DC) - An odor in the cabin of a flight leaving BWI Airport prompted an emergency landing at Dulles International, Friday.
Officials say a Boeing 737 was diverted after takeoff from Baltimore-Washington Airport and was en route to San Francisco International Airport when the incident was reported. The plane landed on Runway 19C at Dulles around 9 a.m. without incident.
Seven passengers were transported to local hospitals for evaluation. A number of passengers were evaluated on-sight. Officials say there is no impact to airport operations.
United Airlines released the following statement:
“UA 1675 from Baltimore-Washington to San Francisco diverted to Washington Dulles because a strong odor in the cabin. The aircraft landed safely and taxied to a gate. Customers were immediately deplaned and evaluated by medical personnel. Several customers were transported to local hospitals. Customers will be rebooked on flights to San Francisco from Washington-Dulles.”