April 1st, 2011
01:37 PM ET

Jetliner makes emergency landing after passengers faint

An American Airlines 737 jetliner with 134 passengers aboard made an emergency landing in Dayton, Ohio, Friday morning after passengers became ill and at least two fainted, CNN affiliates in Dayton reported.

Shortly after American Flight 547 left Reagan National Airport in Washington bound for Chicago, two flight attendants reported feeling dizzy, WDTN reported, citing American spokesman Tim Smith. Pilots dropped oxygen masks in the cabin, but at least two and as many as four passengers fainted, according to the CNN affiliate reports.

Six passengers received medical treatment after getting off the plane in Dayton and two were taken to a hospital, WHIO reported. It said the remaining passengers were being held in a sterile room in the  Dayton airport.

The jet may have had depressurization problems, WHIO reported, citing an airline spokesperson.

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  1. Christine Pilots wife

    As a pilots wife, you inevevitably become a little more familiar with the industry. I first want to point out the obvious by simply stating that " It's a miracle that we can actually fly in a man made machine." In physics there are so many variables, I'm quite amazed that there are not more "reported" incidents. That said, when you are given safety information at the being of your flight, do you listen? Next time you fly, take a look around you and note how many people are reading along in their safety manual as opposed to rudely chattering and completely tuning out what is being said. Further, there is a reason for "place the mask on yourself before attempting to assist others"...the Oxygen flow is not necessarily enough to keep one conscious, it is adequate to sustain life..Simple truth is that althoug

    April 4, 2011 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  2. Christine Pilots wife

    As a pilots wife, you inevevitably become a little more familiar with the industry. I first want to point out the obvious by simply stating that " It's a miracle that we can actually fly in a man made machine." In physics there are so many variables, I'm quite amazed that there are not more "reported" incidents. That said, when you are given safety information at the being of your flight, do you listen? Next time you fly, take a look around you and note how many people are reading along in their safety manual as opposed to rudely chattering and completely tuning out what is being said. Further, there is a reason for "place the mask on yourself before attempting to assist others"...the Oxygen flow is not necessarily enough to keep one conscious, it is adequate to sustain life..Simple truth is that although there are already safety guidelines..Things ste

    April 4, 2011 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
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